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Dean Stuart Shapiro: Federal regulations don’t really affect economic growth

The American economy added over 330,000 jobs in September, but the role of government regulation in the economic equation is conspicuously absent from discussions. This article examines the impact of regulations on the macroeconomy and why they may be less significant than previously claimed, shedding light on a complex economic reality.

Another Interest Rate Hike – What it Means for NJ Residents

The Federal Reserve will once again raise interest rates Wednesday afternoon, but this time they’re only expected to bump them up a quarter of a percent, not half a percent like we’ve had for the past several months. According to Rutgers University economist James...

Economic Doubts and Downturn?

Although a solid 263,000 jobs were created nationwide in November within the context of a 3.7% unemployment rate, the US and New Jersey economies are nonetheless facing headwinds: Inflation remains high and the federal reserve’s attempts to control it by raising...

New Jersey Residents are Wondering: Should you Buy or Sell?

Dean Emeritus James W. Hughes breaks down the good and bad of the current economic conditions in the Garden State in this New Jersey 101.5 interview. “It’s still a cauldron of uncertainty, the indicators are not aligned with one another, in looking forward our crystal...

Hughes, Weiner present results of 5th annual NJBankers Economic Survey

The New Jersey Bankers Association has released the results of the fifth annual NJBankers Economic Survey of bank CEOs. The survey inquired about national and state current economic assessments, as well as six-month projections; expectations about long-term and...

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