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Small business owners have growing concerns about economy, recession

Douglas A. McIntyre, 24/7 Wall Street Published 9:04 a.m. ET Sept. 10, 2019 CLOSE It appears that worry about the economy has started to catch up to small businesses owners. One of the primary barometers of their sentiment was released Tuesday, and the results were troubling, although not completely negative. (Photo: PeopleImages / Getty Images) It …

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What Recession? Low Interest Rates Could Mean Tech-Fueled Growth

The financial world is buzzing with an arcane sounding issue—the inverted yield curve. Here’s what that means: The overwhelming majority of the time, the longer you want to borrow money for, the higher the interest rate. So a 30-year mortgage will typically carry a higher rate than a 15-year mortgage; that’s true of government bonds …

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In the News: Recession Warnings Don’t Worry Small Business Owners

Recession talk continues to make headlines and small businesses can’t avoid getting caught up in it — or can they? Two pieces of news reached us this week that indicate small business worries about a recession are pretty low or non-existent. Earlier this week, the Money Anxiety Index found that small business owners are generally …

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Is a Recession Coming? Time to Get Your Marketing House in Order!

There’s been a lot of noise lately about a possible recession heading our way. I just attended a discussion with Richmond Federal Reserve President, Thomas Barkin, at the local Chamber offices. Much of the discussion centered around recession signals and rates. And while Mr. Barkin stopped short of saying that a recession was coming, he …

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Money Anxiety Index Shows Customers Are Not Worried About Recession

The U.S. economy is driven by consumer spending, which makes up close to 70% of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Even though the economic indicators are solid at the moment, the slightest apprehension by a small number of consumers can dramatically change the economic outlook. Dr. Dan Geller, a behavioral economist and the developer of …

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In the News: Independent Professionals Thrive Despite Recession Fears

We’ve been hearing some negative economic news lately. But what may be the case for some — or could amount to nothing more than worries — may not be the case for others. Take, for instance, this report we got from Upwork this week. It identified the top 20 highest paid independent professionals in the …

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