“It’s likely that wage growth has peaked in the current business cycle,” writes RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas, “which strongly suggests that the U.S. economy has entered the latter stages of the economic expansion.” … READ MORE >
The RSM Brexit Stress Index closed lower for the second week in a row, following the resignation of Prime Minster Theresa May last month and an uncertain political future for the U.K. The composite index—which measures economic uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the European Union—moderated to 0.24 on Friday from 0.40 at the end of last week … READ MORE >
Opportunity zones—those specially created districts that offer tax breaks to investors—provide some attractive benefits to consumer businesses. The combination of tax deferral and potential tax avoidance on certain capital gains can be very attractive to any entity that plans to make future investments in real estate … READ MORE >
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