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How to Grow Business in an Unnatural Economy - Capstone

How to Grow Business in an Unnatural Economy

21:58 15 June in Blog
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Stalled growth, disappearing jobs and a sense of foreboding are the defining characteristics of today’s economy. So, what or who is to blame? According to one theorist, the process of “creative destructions,” whereby the death of one business or industry gives rise to another, is...

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,...

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,...

CFPB be Reformed by Neugebauer's Bill

Could the CFPB be Reformed by Neugebauer’s Bill?

14:50 25 March in Blog
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Over the past few years, there have been attempts to change the composition of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), even its name. Now, a new bill might truly pass Congress. Introduced by Republican Representative Randy Neugebauer for the state of Texas, H.R. 1266 would create...

Why Policy Dictates the Economic Outlook

Why Policy Dictates the Economic Outlook

17:52 12 February in Blog
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Last year, small businesses made capital investment decisions over "whether an expiring tax provision, Sec. 179—which allowed for $500,000 of accelerated depreciation for equipment purchases—would be continued, or whether a scaled-down version with a much lower threshold of $25,000 would take its place," according to...

It’s the Economy, Stupid?

19:47 23 January in Blog
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Everyday, depending on what consumers or employers are doing, the economy is either growing or contracting.  There are a few Economic Indicators or news announcements that you might be interested in following to come to your own conclusions:  The decision by the Federal Reserve...

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