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Chart of the day: Industrial production hits record

Chart of the day: Industrial production hits record

The Federal Reserve's index for industrial production volume rose by 0.8%, the fourth consecutive month of strong expansion.
U.S. retail sales: A solid month of growth

U.S. retail sales: A solid month of growth

Retail sales in the United States rose by 0.9% in April from a month earlier, the U.S. Census Bureau reported on Tuesday.
Board considerations on the future of work and the path forward

Board considerations on the future of work and the path forward

As we transition from a pandemic to an endemic environment, boards of directors are considering their companies’ priorities—and workforce issues are making a lot of short lists.
Disclosures related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related issues

Disclosures related to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related issues

The SEC recently discussed registrants’ disclosure obligations resulting from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and related matters.
U.S. April Consumer Price Index: Peak inflation provides no solace

U.S. April Consumer Price Index: Peak inflation provides no solace

About the best one can say about the April inflation report is that year-over-year metrics appear to have topped while core inflation increased.
Construction industry outlook

Construction industry outlook

In our 2022 construction industry outlook, we explore what's ahead for middle market business leaders.
Why excess labor demand is unhealthy

Why excess labor demand is unhealthy

We believe the imbalance in the labor market should prompt companies to reassess their growth potential, and as a result, their demand for labor.
The price of war: Risks around the inflation outlook

The price of war: Risks around the inflation outlook

While we expect the annual inflation rate to peak this quarter as the comparisons to the lower levels of a year ago wear off, the risk of rising prices will remain.
U.S. April jobs report: Another month of solid payroll gains

U.S. April jobs report: Another month of solid payroll gains

Sustained strength in wages continues to attract workers back into the American labor force which resulted in a net increase of 428,000 in April.
Fed policy and the natural rate of interest—a delicate balancing act

Fed policy and the natural rate of interest—a delicate balancing act

The current estimate of the natural rate of interest is 0.5%, hardly enough to compensate for the risk of investment.
FOMC decision: Policy, price stability and balance sheet strategy

FOMC decision: Policy, price stability and balance sheet strategy

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday showed that it intends to achieve price stability, maximum sustainable employment and long-term growth despite the risk of a…
RSM US Supply Chain Index: Bracing for more disruptions

RSM US Supply Chain Index: Bracing for more disruptions

Widespread lockdowns in China and prolonged geopolitical conflict in Ukraine will most likely assure another round of supply chain snarls ahead.