INSIGHTS AND RESOURCES

U.S. GDP declines by 1.4%: This is what an overheating economy looks like

U.S. GDP declines by 1.4%: This is what an overheating economy looks like

Growth in the first three months of the year contracted at 1.4% pace as Americans turned to imports to meet torrid demand that is simply unsustainable.
Pending home sales fell back to pre-pandemic level amid rising rates

Pending home sales fell back to pre-pandemic level amid rising rates

pending home sales fell 1.2% in March, declining for the fifth month in a row, as demand continued to slow due to high prices and rising mortgage rates.
Durable goods orders bounced back in March

Durable goods orders bounced back in March

Orders for durable goods bounced back in March despite interest rate hikes and supply shocks from geopolitical conflict. The top-line durable goods orders…
Consumer confidence declines slightly as new home sales fall 8.6%

Consumer confidence declines slightly as new home sales fall 8.6%

Consumer confidence eased in April despite an uptick in expectations, the Conference Board reported on Tuesday.
Proposed updates: Reference rate reform and derivatives and hedging

Proposed updates: Reference rate reform and derivatives and hedging

If finalized, a recently proposed ASU would defer the sunset date for ASC 848 and amend the definition of the SOFR Swap Rate.
Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims point to strong jobs report

Chart of the day: Initial jobless claims point to strong jobs report

New filings for jobless claims last week fell slightly, to 184,000, holding steady below the average pre-pandemic level for the 12th straight week.
Optimizing post merger integration

Optimizing post merger integration

Discover common post-merger integration problems, their potential impact, and how to derive maximum value from the new organization.
Investment trends to watch in health care subsectors

Investment trends to watch in health care subsectors

At a health care private equity and finance conference, panelists and speakers shared insights on the investment climate in various health care subsectors and related topics.
Interest rate update: Confidence in the Fed, but uncertainty over long-term growth

Interest rate update: Confidence in the Fed, but uncertainty over long-term growth

The Federal Reserve has started to normalize interest rates, lifting the short-term transaction cost off the zero bound. The result has been a 100-basis point…
Housing starts moderated in March amid rising rates

Housing starts moderated in March amid rising rates

Housing starts and permits inched up in March due to a boost from multifamily homes, beating market forecasts of significant declines in both series.
4 business issues and challenges shaping retail

4 business issues and challenges shaping retail

There are business issues and challenges for retailers to consider, from evolving consumer behaviors to a tight labor market.
5 key business issues restaurants are facing

5 key business issues restaurants are facing

Business issues and challenges for restaurants range from maintaining agile business operations to addressing a tight labor market.
Chart of the day: Industrial production hits record in March

Chart of the day: Industrial production hits record in March

Domestic industrial production increased by 0.9% in March, beating market forecasts despite global supply chain disruptions of key materials.
Back office transformation

Back office transformation

Maximize value in your post-merger business through people, process, technology and data transformation for your back-office functions.
Retail sales slow in March as inflation takes a toll

Retail sales slow in March as inflation takes a toll

March's retail sales added substantial downside risks to our forecast for economic growth that will most likely dip below 1% in the first quarter.