Tag Archives: Election 2016

Assessing your company strategy during the upcoming US presidential election


Thought Leadership on Lending presented by Gibraltar Business Capital. Election day is fast approaching, and with it the inherent concerns over which candidate will prove more advantageous to the business community and U.S. economy in general. This is a question that’s top of mind for any size business, and across all industry sectors. With a new president and administration, investors and ...

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Politics, Facebook and pizza: How the rise of fake news and online rumors affects businesses


Facebook and Google have been facing a growing outcry over the proliferation of what’s commonly known as “fake news” on their sites, with some commentators alleging that the widespread sharing of thinly sourced or completely fabricated posts may have influenced the outcome of the presidential election. But this week, it became clear that the power of online rumors reaches small businesses as well.

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Which industries will benefit, suffer under a Trump administration? The stock market provides early clues

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After an initial slump, stocks quickly rallied as the news of Donald Trump’s victory sank in. Analysts attributed the quick recovery to a realization among investors that the next administration was likely to cut taxes and regulations, and perhaps invest in new infrastructure. So what are the markets telling us about which industries will see the biggest benefit or take the greatest hit?

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What will the Trump presidency mean for the economy?


In a stunning upset, Donald Trump has defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for the presidency. The reasons for this outcome — and why so few polls seemed to predict it — will be parsed for months to come. For now, let’s focus on the future: What are the implications of a Trump administration for the U.S. and global economy?

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The presenteeism problem: The real lesson behind Clinton’s illness

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On Sunday, Hillary Clinton left a 9/11 memorial in Manhattan early due to a combination of heat exhaustion and pneumonia. Video of her exit shows a wobbly Clinton stumble into a vehicle before heading to daughter Chelsea’s apartment in the city to recover. Despite a pneumonia diagnosis, and doctor’s orders to rest, Clinton pressed on in her pursuit of the presidency. The incident sparked plenty of conversation about Clinton’s ability to lead the country, but it also drew attention to the issue of presenteeism in the workplace.

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