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Global Economic Outlook: Summer Boom

Many economies are now in advanced stages of economic reopening, but some are still struggling.

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The Fed's Next Steps

The Fed is talking about tapering its asset purchases.

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Economic Commentary: Demographics, Housing, Olympics

COVID made demographic challenges even more complicated, but that hasn't slowed demand for houses in the U.S.

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Getting Sorted

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

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Economic Commentary: Productivity, Australia, Returning to Work

Crisis investments may yield a lasting boost to productivity, while Australia's restrictions pose a lingering risk.

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Economic Commentary: Inflation's Past, Present and Future

From base effects to bottlenecks, wages to pricing power, inflation questions abound.

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Economic Commentary: China's Recovery, U.S. Trade Deficit, Household Well-Being

China was the first nation to enter recovery, and high U.S. import demand has helped it.

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Global Economic Outlook: Uneven

Advanced economies are doing better than emerging markets.

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Economic Commentary: Biden Goes Big, U.S. Debt Ceiling, Scotland Elections

Biden pushes more spending just as the U.S. debt ceiling returns from hiatus, while Scotland's standing in the U.K. is uncertain.

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Taking Flight

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

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Fed's Patience Tested, Slow Labor Markets, India's COVID Crisis

Labor markets are changing course. When will the Fed do the same? India's second wave will disrupt activity elsewhere.

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Economic Commentary: "Buy American," Economics of Sports, Tax Evasion

"Buy American:" easier said than done. Sports leagues are still struggling, and tax evasion is costly.

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Economic Commentary: Worker Retraining, India's Second Wave, Evidence of Recovery

Human capital needs renewal; COVID-19 sweeps through India again, while the U.S. economy springs back to life.

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Economic Commentary: Corporate Taxes, Labor Market Slack, Chip Shortages

National corporate tax policies need global coordination; U.S. unemployment rates don't tell the full story.

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Global Economic Outlook: Upward Together

The Northern Trust Economics team shares its outlook for global growth in this year of reopening.