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This Week’s Economic Update, May 16, 2022

The baseball season is just over 30 days old. Based on my old adage that teams that fall 10 games under 500 or 10 games behind in the standings, are pretty much out of post season contention, the Royals, Tigers, Orioles and the Red Sox in the American League are already toast.  In the National

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This Week’s Economic Update, May 9, 2022

To all the moms who read this, I hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  Due to the calendar this year Mother’s Day came a bit early.  Hopefully it did not sneak up on you and you were able to enjoy time with your family. As with all of us, I made some decisions in

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This Week’s Economic Update, May 2, 2022

April showers bring May Flowers! Well, only if they are not frozen out or as in a large section of the country, April showers actually existed.  Spring is coming much later in the North and East this year.  In Minnesota we have had one day over 70 so far this year and only 4 days

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Weekly Economic Update, April 25, 2022

For those of you who have taken any of my banking courses you will recognize the core cash drivers that every firm has that I discuss in depth.  These core cash drivers are areas where cash either pools up for a firm causing a cash shortfall or is an area that owners can squeeze cash

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This Week’s Economic Update, April 18, 2022

For those of a certain age, you may remember the S. S. Kresge stores.  They were one of the original five and dime stores that were typically found in larger cities.  We had one near where I grew up in the Hi-Lake Shopping Center.  They carried a wide-ranging line of products from clothes to sporting

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This Week’s Economic Update, April 11, 2022

Easter, what a wonderful time of year.  Outside of Christmas when we got to open presents, Easter was the best, better than even Halloween in terms of candy.  The chocolate Easter Eggs, Peeps, malted chocolate eggs, Marshmallow Bunnies, Cadbury Eggs and of course, The Mighty Chocolate Chocolate Easter Bunny.  This large, solid chocolate extravaganza was

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This Week’s Economic Update, April 4, 2022

Our typical flu season starts in December and carries through until early March.  Travel is a key factor in the spread of the flu.  Since many families have deferred vacations over the past two years, it has left little to talk about.  Recent travels northward related to the supposed Spring weather is causing a new

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