What it means to work in today’s gig economy

A couple of decades ago, the bulk of the workforce had some form of a traditional, full-time job. Whether working the 9-5 cycle or shift work, the common denominator among most jobs was stability. Fast forward to the present, and the workforce is looking vastly different. Millennials aren’t seeking employment the same way that their […]

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What happened during one of Brexit’s most pivotal weeks

After seizing control of the parliamentary agenda, a cross-party alliance of British lawmakers threw a wrench into Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to leave the European Union regardless of whether a deal is in place. On September 4th, 2019, British MPs voted 327 to 299 to pass a bill aimed at blocking a no-deal Brexit […]

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Everything you need to know about US trade deals

2019 will likely go down as the year that trade dominated headlines. The US is currently working on several deals with several trading partners. Some of those trade talks have made substantial progress; others, not so much. Among all the news of increasing tariffs, trade wars, and various negotiations, it can be challenging to keep […]

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What’s with all the recession talk?

The dreaded ‘R’ word is making headlines again. Recession.  Warnings of a potential recession are certainly not new, but a recent report from the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) has given fresh cause for concern. The report, which was released August 19, found that a majority (74%) of American business economists think the US […]

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How we got here: a timeline of the US-China trade war

Rollercoaster. That’s one word that probably best sums up the ongoing tit-for-tat trade conflict between the US and China. The lengthy back and forth between the US and China has brought multiple promises of an impending trade deal, only to see additional tariffs come into effect. The trade war between the world’s two largest economies […]

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Here’s how much American businesses paid for tariffs in June alone

As the year-long trade dispute between the US and China continues to escalate, American businesses and consumers are left paying the price for the mounting tariffs. In June, American companies paid $6 billion in tariffs, one of the highest tariffed months in US history and a 74% increase from what was paid a year earlier. […]

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