U.S. Retail Sales Fall for Third Consecutive Month
"The further slump in retail sales in December confirms that the continued surge in coronavirus infections is now weighing heavily on the economy."
U.S. Economic Indicators for Next 12 Months Point Down
Business economists dial back expectations for GDP growth, corporate revenue, and hiring, among other key economic indicators.
CFOs Revise Recession Projections
Finance chiefs still think an economic downturn is coming, but not until 2020, finds the first-quarter Duke/CFO Global Business Outlook Survey.
Private Companies Grow Anxious Over Global Demand
Views of demand for products and services are dramatically different than they were a year ago, a study shows.
Retail Sales Tumble in December
U.S. retail sales in the all-important holiday month recorded its biggest drop in more than nine years.
December Jobs Report Assuages Investors
But the unemployment rate rose to 3.9% as more U.S. workers joined the labor force.
CFOs: Recession Possible in 2019
Nearly half of U.S. CFOs think the nation’s economy will enter a recession by the end of 2019, finds the fourth-quarter Duke/CFO Outlook Survey.
How to Prepare for the Recession on the Horizon
Management teams that develop a plan and prepare now will enter a recession with confidence and can emerge stronger.
Caution: Stocks Are Historically Overvalued
Investor relations professionals should prepare for what's eventually inevitable: a reversion to the mean for stock prices.
Low Probability of Recession in the Next 12 Months: S&P
"The coming months will continue to enjoy tailwinds from fiscal policy while monetary policy remains supportive of growth," says an S&P economist.