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U.S. May CPI: Inflation continues to broaden out on higher gas and housing costs

U.S. May CPI: Inflation continues to broaden out on higher gas and housing costs

Inflation continued to broaden out across the American economy in May, rising by 8.6% annually and underscoring the urgency among central bankers to restore price stability through an increase in the federal funds rate and a drawdown in its $8.9 trillion balance sheet.
Chart of the day: The long-term impact of a ban on Russian energy

Chart of the day: The long-term impact of a ban on Russian energy

The embargo on Russian energy supplies poses serious long-term challenges for the European Union.
Oil prices and price gouging: Deconstructing the price of gas

Oil prices and price gouging: Deconstructing the price of gas

The impact of global market forces like the war in Ukraine and OPEC far outweighs whatever influence retailers or refiners have on the prices that consumers pay…
Initial jobless claims rise to above pre-pandemic level

Initial jobless claims rise to above pre-pandemic level

New claims for jobless benefits increased by 27,000 to 229,000 for the week ending June 4, from an upwardly revised 202,000 in the prior week.
5 ways nonprofits can stay agile

5 ways nonprofits can stay agile

To stay nimble, nonprofit organizations should examine these five areas to enhance their ability to adapt to change.
Why excess labor demand is unhealthy

Why excess labor demand is unhealthy

The economy is fewer than 1 million jobs from reaching its pre-pandemic level. Yet there were a record 11.55 million job vacancies.
Get ready for another round of supply chain bottlenecks

Get ready for another round of supply chain bottlenecks

Just when middle market businesses where hoping for relief from supply chain disruptions, China's renewed economic shutdowns laying the groundwork from another round.
ESG disclosures: Certain investment advisers and investment companies

ESG disclosures: Certain investment advisers and investment companies

The SEC has proposed enhanced disclosures of ESG factors by certain investment advisers and investment companies.
The power of data analytics in private equity

The power of data analytics in private equity

Portfolio company data can be useful in numerous ways to private equity-backed CFOs looking to create lasting value for their organizations by turning insights into actionable results.
The intersection of ESG matters with governmental accounting standards

The intersection of ESG matters with governmental accounting standards

A new GASB paper discusses the intersection of environment, social and governance matters with governmental accounting standards.
OMB issues 2022 Compliance Supplement

OMB issues 2022 Compliance Supplement

The OMB has released the 2022 Compliance Supplement, which is effective for audits of fiscal years beginning after June 30, 2021.
Chart of the day: Service sector grew more slowly in May

Chart of the day: Service sector grew more slowly in May

The service sector grew more slowly in May as production and prices cooled, according to a report from the Institute for Supply Management on Friday.
U.S. May jobs report: Robust gains in total employment as wage increases ease

U.S. May jobs report: Robust gains in total employment as wage increases ease

American firms continued to hire workers at a torrid pace in May to meet strong demand amid a historically tight labor market and 8.3% inflation.
Ransomware: Protecting your business against evolving risks

Ransomware: Protecting your business against evolving risks

Ransomware attacks are increasing and threatening organizations of all sizes. The RSM cybersecurity report reveals new ransomware data.
Chart of the day: Jobless claims fall amid tight labor market

Chart of the day: Jobless claims fall amid tight labor market

Initial jobless claims fell by 5.2% last week to 200,000, a continuing reflection of the tight the labor market as layoffs remain near a multidecade low…