The retail shopping data reflects consumers' desire to avoid the holiday rush.
The bad news: the world is becoming a riskier place for business. The good news: political risk can be managed.
“There’s little sign of the eurozone’s malaise ending any time soon, as companies have become even less optimistic," says an economist at…
Could you tolerate a customer that took more than 200 days to pay their invoice? Many suppliers to large companies do.
The United States collects 10% of all tax revenue in corporate tax. In comparison, 37% of tax revenue comes from individuals.
Optimism among small business owners is high, but many don't expect business conditions to get any better in the next six months.
Forty-four percent of the senior loan officers surveyed said their banks had reduced the interest-rate spread on C&I loans.
As reasons for the move, the Bank of Japan cited weak consumer demand since a sales tax hike in April and a substantial decline in crude oil prices.
The Federal Reserve said it "continues to see sufficient underlying strength in the broader economy to support ongoing progress toward maximum…