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Fed Pause: fear of the next recession

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"As always, there is no preset path for policy.  And particularly with muted inflation readings that we've seen coming in, we will be patient as we watch to see how the economy evolves." (1) On January

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Fed Decides, Market Reacts

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What happened and what does it mean for business? The Fed met and decided to leave interest rates unchanged at +0.25-0.50%.  The Fed indicated strongly they would consider raising interest rates in the near term should

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Illinois Budget Update

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Since June 2015, the state of Illinois has operated without a budget.  Illinois is the lowest rated state in the nation and its bonds pay +2.5% interest rate points above the average AAA rated municipal

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3 Key Issues for the International Economy

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At the March 16 Federal Reserve meeting, the central bank left interest rates and monetary policy unchanged.  Given the dramatic drop in the global stock and commodity markets over the last quarter, this came as

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Comparing the Sanders and Clinton platforms on taxes and trade

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The race to the Democratic 2016 presidential nomination continues to grow more interesting with each passing primary, Wisconsin providing the latest intrigue.  While once considered a “fringe” candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders has now reeled off

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Illinois budget battle reaches crescendo

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As Governor Rauner prepares to deliver his second budget since taking office, this is perhaps a good time to review where the Illinois budget conflict stands, what’s at stake and how it’s impacting businesses across the