Economic Impact: Is the U.S. economy slowing down - are we heading toward a recession?

Next month will mark the longest U.S. economic expansion on record. But growing signs of a slowing economy — and potentially a recession — have some businesses concerned about the future. Increased uncertainty is never a good thing for businesses. If they don’t know the future demand for their products or services, then they hold off on plans to hire people or purchase more equipment. Several recession indicators bear watching.

Certified Arborist

Credentials are designed for professionals with all levels of education. Some can be earned by those with a high school diploma, and occasionally not even a diploma is needed. Others, however, require the applicant to first earn a college degree. The International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) offers such a credential—Certified Arborist.

Mobile, Alabama Area Labor Analysis

Following discussions with partners, site selection consultants, and others about the state of the regional workforce, the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce needed a comprehensive labor availability analysis and report. The Chamber engaged the team of Chmura Economics & Analytics and Global Location Strategies to prepare the study.

Economic Impact: Time will tell how dangerous this simple curve is

Talk of recession has picked up again. The reason might sound complicated, but the principle is fairly basic. In financial parlance, we’re talking about the inversion of the yield curve. Here’s what that means … and how it might take a bit of time to know the consequences. The U.S. Treasury Department sells government bonds at various maturity dates — ranging from one month to 30 years — and it pays interest on that money it is borrowing. The “yield curve” simply represents the relationship between interest rates on short-term and longer-term securities.

Board Certified Behavior Analyst

Adding a credential to a degree can boost earnings potential. One example is the Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) credential provided by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board.