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January 6, 2016

Consumers Gain Confidence in Economy

A key consumer confidence measure showed consumers had a more positive view of the economy in December than a month earlier and their optimism about the […]
January 5, 2016

Holiday Retail Sales Get Boost From Online Shopping, Gas Prices

After years of recessionary belt tightening, consumers spent 7.9% more than last year during the dash between Black Friday and Christmas Eve and ponied up for […]
January 4, 2016

Is the U.S. Economy Becoming More Vulnerable?

The risk of a US recession over a two- to three-year horizon has “increased materially,” according to JPMorgan strategists led by Bruce Kasman.  In a recent […]
January 1, 2016

2016: Money Trends to Watch

We may not have a financial crystal ball, but we do have a pretty good idea of what’s going on with Americans and their money.  Dave […]
December 31, 2015

Cheers to a Financially Productive New Year

Looking to start your New Year with a bang?  Here are 7 simple things you can do to get 2016 off to a solid financial start. […]
December 30, 2015

2016: What's Ahead for Small Business Lending

When we look back at small business lending in 2015, bigger has been better for entrepreneurs in search of capital. Along those lines, higher interest rates […]
December 29, 2015

5 New Year's Resolutions for Your Finances

Thanksgiving quickly flew by, Christmas was here and gone, and the next holiday is right around the corner: New Year’s. We typically spend this time contemplating […]
December 23, 2015

Consumers Buying Less Expensive Gifts This Year

Cheap is the new chic for holiday gifts.  More holiday shoppers are expected to change their attitude about gift giving this holiday season – in the […]
December 21, 2015

Underwriting and Cyber Risk On the Rise

Credit risk, interest rate risk and cybersecurity concerns pose growing risks, according to a semiannual risk report issued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.  […]