2016 has been a year of disagreements. It has often seemed like no one could quite work out their differences and get along — least of all Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. And, when it comes to the 2017 economic outlook, economists are no exception.Read More »
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Leading economists offer their insights on major sources of concern for business owners, and industries with enormous potential for growth in the coming year.Read More »
President-elect Donald Trump has nominated Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. What does Tillerson’s record at Exxon tell us about his leadership abilities and priorities?Read More »
Trump wants a tariff on companies that ship jobs overseas. Can it be done, and what’s the potential impact?
In a series of Tweets Dec. 4, president-elect Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs of 35 percent on companies that ship jobs overseas and want to re-import their products to the U.S. for sale. But are tariffs an effective tool in keeping manufacturers in the U.S., and is the plan actually viable?Read More »
Trump adds a billionaire investor and a Goldman Sachs alum to his cabinet picks. What does it mean for economic policy?
This week, the Trump transition team announced picks for secretary of commerce and secretary of the treasury — arguably the posts with the most influence over the country’s economic direction. So what do we know about Wilbur Ross and Steve Mnuchin?Read More »
In a contentious, personal debate that at times descended into name-calling, the two major-party candidates for president did fit in a discussion on their positions regarding some key economic issues, such as job creation, trade and immigration. Here’s what they said.Read More »
For most CEOs, franchising is a scary word. It comes shrouded in baffling regulations, endless documents and so many other moving parts. But for those who do dive into the world of franchising, there are rewards to be found — so long as they do it right.Read More »
The Federal Reserve announced this week it was raising short-term interest rates for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis. The hike in rates is capped at a very modest 0.25 percentage points for now. Still, could you be feeling effects from the hike in 2016?Read More »
Nutri-Serve Food Management Inc., Karen B. Maier, MS, RD, President, named a 2016 Philadelphia SmartCEO Cornerstone Award Finalist. FUN FACT: Nutri-Serve employs about 1,200 people in New Jersey.Read More »
AH, Bob Waller Jr., President and CEO,named a 2016 Philadelphia SmartCEO Cornerstone Award Finalist. QUICK TIP: “Job creation is the lifeblood of a strong community, not only in providing full-time employment, but also providing opportunities to working mothers and students.”Read More »