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2017 Economic update – fourth quarter



How did events from the third quarter of 2017 impact our 2017 outlook? The U.S. and global economies are still experiencing a synchronized global expansion. We believe that the United States can look forward to continued robust growth, along with the Eurozone, China, and Japan. Look for normalizing…

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Staying on pace: Fed raises interest rates



As anticipated, the U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed) raised the fed funds rate by 25 basis points today – from 0.75% to 1.0%. The Fed’s policy statement and Chair Yellen’s press conference emphasized that the economy is headed around their anticipated pace, and we can likely expect two more rate…

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