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April 18th, 2024 by

By Rieva Lesonsky – The newest data about teens, the Taking Stock With Teens survey, recently released by Piper Sandler, an investment bank, shows that while teens spent slightly more than they did in last fall’s survey, their spending is down 6% from last spring. Piper Sandler says this is “well below pre-pandemic levels. This may be bad […]

April 18th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Entrepreneurship – that is, owning and operating your own business – has long been part of the American Dream. And that’s been good news for Americans given that entrepreneurship is the key source for innovation, and economic, income and employment growth. For good measure, entrepreneurship serves as a competitive advantage […]

April 18th, 2024 by

by Barbara Weltman –  April 22 is Earth Day, which started in 1970 as a day to raise awareness of environmental issues. This year’s theme for Earth Day is “Planet vs. plastics,” with a goal of a 60% reduction in plastic production by 2040. Whether you’re a climate change activist or just someone concerned about […]

April 12th, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Tax Day – April 15, 2024 – is upon us. As many taxpayers will attest, this is not a day for celebration. The income tax is a destructive tax in so many ways. It fuels class warfare thinking as well as the growth of government, for example. It’s quite efficient […]

April 11th, 2024 by

By Karen Kerrigan – The 118th Congress has enacted 47 pieces of legislation this session. That’s around 300 less than average. Still, volume is not necessarily a measure of quality when it comes to legislation. But if Congress advances its 48th piece of legislation in support of small businesses and our nation’s competitiveness via the […]

April 3rd, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – Economic growth is dependent upon entrepreneurship, private investment and innovation. This foundational point too often is ignored or forgotten by elected officials and their appointees. The American Edge Project’s new study, titled “American Innovation Under Siege: Venture Capital Data Reveal Risks From Rising Global Regulatory Overreach,” provides an important, comparative […]

April 2nd, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest report on state gross domestic product (GDP). Data for the fourth quarter of 2023 and for all of 2023 are included. Let’s look at the six largest states by population – California, Texas, Florida, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois – and […]

March 25th, 2024 by

SMALL BUSINESS INSIDER by Raymond J. Keating –  Politics is politics when it comes to the economy. The party in control, and their advocates, will claim that things are just great, and the party not in control, and their supporters, will declare that things have never been worse. And of course, we have the pandemic […]

March 22nd, 2024 by

by Barbara Weltman –  With March being Women’s History Month, it’s a good time to explore the state of women-owned businesses and how they fit into the U.S. economy. According to the 2024 Wells Fargo Impact of Women-Owned Business Report, women-owned businesses represent 39.1% of all businesses (over 14 million) and employ 12.2 million workers. These […]

March 21st, 2024 by

by Raymond J. Keating – What is innovation? It’s the introduction of new and improved goods, services and methods to the marketplace. Of course, innovation in its various forms, and driven by private investment in assorted arenas – including in technology – is central to economic and income growth. There’s not much controversial in this […]

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