U.S. Outlook: Strong consumer-led rebound in Q2 GDP anticipated

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Young, smiling man wearing an apron and holding a pen while sitting at a table and talking to a business woman.

Robust real GDP growth above 4% is expected in the second quarter of this year, driven by a sharp rebound in real consumer spending.

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Investment Insights: Powell hawks, Trump balks

Wade Balliet
Posted by Wade Balliet
Investment Strategy
Large plaza in North Korea with ceremonial flags, no people.

While this compromise with North Korea is a historic event for U.S. and international diplomacy, Trump’s stance on America’s closest allies may be a much larger issue.

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Instant Analysis: FOMC delivers on rate hike; statement and dot plot turn hawkish

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Federal Reserve building (Washington DC) at dusk.

For now the Fed is throwing caution to the wind and is pressing ahead with steady rate hikes this year, despite growing downside risks from trade. 

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From drones to robots: How digital technology is revolutionizing the wine industry

Adam Beak
Posted by Adam Beak
Agribusiness Banking
Aerial view of vineyards in hilly terrain on a cloudy day.

Wine makers are increasingly looking toward disruptive technologies to make the industry more efficient and profitable.

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