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How Will Trump Reshape the Federal Reserve?

This October, Federal Reserve Vice Chair Stanley Fischer will resign.  President Trump will select Fischer’s replacement.  Whom he will choose as the next Vice Chair is the topic of discussion in this recent Podcast produced by Knowledge@Wharton.

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Six Charts That Help Explain the Republican Tax Plan

The New York Times published this series of charts to help explain the general proposals put forth in the republican tax reform proposal. The exact details have yet to be hammered out but article provides some big picture context to the proposal.

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Trying to Reason With Hurricane Season: The Aftermath of “Harma”

It has been a horrific hurricane season.  The fury from these storms has left a path of devastation.  Liz Ann Sonders, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Strategist at Charles Schwab & Co., Inc. recently reflected on the economic impact of these storms.

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Amazon has triggered a $5 billion bidding war — here are the 50 cities that are in competition for its new HQ

Amazon is looking for a 2nd headquarters. The lucky city will benefit from major investment from the company and thousands of well-paying jobs. Is your city in the running? Writing for Business Insider, Dennis Green takes a close look of 50 contending cities.

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Market Forces May Impact Emissions More Than Climate Agreements

Just prior to President Trump’s decision to pull-out of the Paris agreement, NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday looked at the impact of the U.S. leaving the Paris Climate Deal. What really would be the ramifications for the U.S.?

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TPP: Why the U.S. Withdrawal Could Be a Boon for China

What will international trade look like now that the U.S. has left TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) negotiations? This recent article published in Knowledge@Wharton examines the TPP and how the US will forge future trade agreements in the region.

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How Will Trump’s Policies Affect the U.S. Economy?

President Trump graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 1968. In this recent article in Knowledge@Wharton, current Wharton faculty offer their opinion on the future of the US economy under the Trump administration.

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Harvard Endowment Fund Will Cut Half of its 230 Employees

With performance that trails its peers, Harvard plans to cut its endowment’s investment group by half.

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How to Make America’s Robots Great Again

Are robots really the future of a manufacturing revolution? Writing for the New York Times, Farhad Manjoo looks at how robotics could impact the future of American business.

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What History Tells Us About Your Investments in 2017

Writing for the Washington Post, Barry Ritholtz takes a look at historic market trends. How did the market react after past Presidential inaugurations? What have the bond markets done in the past? What can the CAPE ratio show us?

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