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Economic Commentary on Infrastructure: U.S. Proposal, Global Gap, Digital Divide

Infrastructure merits more investment, everywhere; we look at the specifics of the U.S. proposal.

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Gaining Traction

A year ago, the U.S. registered its deepest economic contraction since the Second World War.

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Economic Commentary: Digital Currencies, Mortgage Forbearance, Pets

Central banks will go digital, and homeowners avoided foreclosure.

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Economic Commentary on Inflation: Base Effects, Supply Chain Disruptions and Aging Populations

Addressing technical, idiosyncratic and structural aspects of inflation.

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Global Economic Outlook: Elusive Immunity

Failure to boost vaccination programs could hurt the eurozone economy.

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Economic Commentary: A Year of COVID-19, Child Benefits, Democracies

Reflecting on the anniversary of the pandemic, revamped child benefits and how democracy fosters economic growth.

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Hawks and Doves, China's Two Sessions

Will the Fed respond to inflation concerns?

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Evolving Risks, School Reopenings, Long-Term Rates

How does risk management work when risks change rapidly?

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Economic Commentary: Long-Term Growth, Tourism, Bankruptcies

How long will the effects of COVID be felt in potential growth, the tourism sector and bankruptcy filings?

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Vaccine Nationalism, Minimum Wage, Rising Energy Prices

Weighing the costs of global vaccine access, minimum wage and the energy rally.

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Emerging From The Shadows

A strong economic rebound is expected towards the middle of the year, followed by a return to more normal growth in 2022.

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Student Loan Forgiveness, Super-Sized Stimulus, China-Australia Trade Tensions

Are proposed fiscal policies and student debt forgiveness too much of a good thing?

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U.S. Economic Outlook, February 2021

The Northern Trust Economics team shares its outlook for the U.S. economy.

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Inflation Concerns, Italy's Battered Economy, Low Rental Demand

Any surge in inflation will likely not last for long, but Italy's economic troubles and the shift in rental markets may endure.

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Emerging Market Debt Problems, Fed Exploring Climate Change, Bitcoin Skepticism

Emerging markets seek a sustainable solution to debts, and the Fed takes a step toward sustainability.