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Sluggish Start Becoming a Pattern for U.S. Economy - Capstone Financing

Sluggish Start Becoming a Pattern for U.S. Economy

18:45 15 April in Blog
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The U.S. economy's sluggish start to the year is validating the wait-and-see approach the Federal Reserve has taken with raising interest rates. Business investments, constrained by falling corporate profits and diminishing exports, and held back by the strong dollar, have both played their role in the...

Think US Manufacturing is Dead? Think Again - Capstone Financing

Think US Manufacturing is Dead? Think Again

22:08 30 March in Blog
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The US manufacturing sector weakened throughout 2015 as the dollar strengthened and made US exports more expensive overseas. Manufacturing activity increased in February, but it remained below the 12-month average. New orders remained positive in January and February, buoyed by increased consumer spending. Though consumer...

Action on Climate Change Boosts NY Construction - Scope explained by Capstone

Action on Climate Change Boosts NY Construction

21:33 15 March in Blog
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New York State has experienced much warmer temperatures over the past thirty to forty years, and the sea level along New York’s coast has increased about 12 inches over the past 100 years. Though past trends do not necessarily predict future trends, New York officials...

Capstone Predicts Recession Risk Growing

Economists and CEOs Agree: Recession Risk Growing

20:19 15 February in Blog
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An increasing number of economists and corporate leaders say the risk of the U.S. dipping into a recession is rising. More than anything, they have pointed to the global growth slowdown and convulsions in financial markets. According to the Wall Street Journal’s monthly survey of economists,...

Booming Rent to Continue explained by Capstone

Builders Betting on Booming Rent to Continue—Should They?

22:47 22 January in Blog
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Real estate investors are betting, perhaps mistakenly, that the six-year trend of rising rents in luxury urban apartment units will continue. Likewise, developers are hoping it will be worth their time, and money, to continue building them. According to research conducted by Axiometrics Inc., developers...

Market Woes Affecting Online Lenders - Capstone

Market Woes Affecting Online Lenders

11:54 08 January in Blog
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There’s a great deal of uncertainty in the market right now. The Fed has already increased their target short-term rate from 0.25% to 0.5%, and they’re planning on increasing it incrementally throughout 2016. In recent years, online platforms like LendingClub Corp. and Prosper Marketplace, Inc....

Winners and Losers from Fed Rate Increase - Capstone Financing

Winners and Losers from Fed Rate Increase

18:32 22 December in Blog
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The last seven years have been painful for consumers, homeowners, small business owners—indeed for all Americans. The financial crisis of 2007-2008 was the worst economic downturn in the United States since the Great Depression in the 1930s. It was caused by a number of factors,...

Banks Threatened as Lending Leaders - Capstone Financing

Banks Threatened as Lending Leaders?

16:21 07 December in Blog
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Since time immemorial banks have been the default institution for lending, but online lending sites, together called FinTech companies, are now posing a threat to bank’s hegemony. FinTech Companies a Legitimate Threat to Banking? Though there are many FinTech enthusiasts, some believe this is simply a phase...

Banks Attempt to Finance Small Businesses Fall Short - Capstone Funding

Banks Attempt to Finance Small Businesses Fall Short

16:31 24 November in Blog
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Since the financial crash, small loans have represented a decreasing percentage of banks’ overall business. Banks are hesitant to work with small businesses, and—naturally—small businesses are hesitant to borrow from the very same lenders who many believe caused the crash in the first place. Trying...

Restarting Your Business After COVID-19 Mandatory Shutdown

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