The Real Economy
A monthly publication to help the middle market anticipate and address the unique issues and challenges facing their businesses and the industries in which they operate.
The U.S. middle market makes up one-third of the country’s economy and employs one-third of its workforce, yet this economic growth engine is often overlooked. As the leading provider of assurance, tax and consulting services to middle market businesses, RSM wants to change the conversation.
The Real Economy is a first step. This monthly publication provides economic information and insights for and about the middle market. It helps shine a light on the unique needs and opportunities of this important segment of our economy.
Congress has only 12 legislative days to get its house in order and begin debate on the long-awaited plan to engage in tax reform this year.
If Congress doesn't agree to lift the debt ceiling, it may create the conditions for a renewed financial crisis.
The middle market is outperforming larger peers, but there's a gap between positive expectations and the policy reforms needed to meet them.
For middle market firms the renegotiation and modernization of NAFTA represents a major opportunity to take advantage of trade innovations.
The fundamental outlook for the housing sector remains strong even as gathering policy and cost headwinds imply rising risk.
OPEC’s powers are waning and efforts to reduce production will be offset by increased production from the U.S. and other countries.
The proposed border adjustment tax and corporate tax reform would be the most sweeping change to the tax code since 1986.
Some middle market firms likely to face significantly higher wage premiums to hire new workers.
It is far past time to repair how we travel, communicate, conduct commerce and provide energy to our communities.
Now that monetary policy is receding from the spotlight, it's time for fiscal stimulus to take its place on stage.
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Holiday retail sales will likely show a solid 3.4 percent overall gain this year
Learn how low and negative yields impact insurance firms in this edition of The Real Economy featuring RSM Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas.
Middle market faces crucial test in managing disruptive technology.
Financial conditions in the US are broadly supportive of economic growth even after the vote by the UK to exit the European Union.
Middle market firms will disproportionately shoulder the burden of adjusting the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
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The risks to the financial sector and the middle market cannot be overstated.
There are growing concerns the economy may be teetering on the brink of a recession. Our recession probability model shows such fears are overblown.
The rising number of individuals not in the workforce is resulting in a tighter labor market and pushing up labor costs, particularly for middle market firms.
While inflation poses little risk to the economic outlook, a look under the hood at core data shows the risk to operating costs for the middle market.
U.S. growth in 2016 will likely remain above the long-term trend of 1.5 percent, driven by household spending and residential investment.
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Why a long-term infrastructure spending project makes economic case.
The case for a September rate increase remains strong, even with recent market volatility.
Middle market firms with links to oil, transportation and construction will disproportionately benefit if the U.S. exports domestically produced oil.
After a disappointing start, the U.S. economy is poised for much better performance in the second half of the year.
A lack of liquidity in fixed income will create new opportunities for long-term investments in the middle market.
Demographic dynamics and increased demand for shelter will bolster middle market firms that support residential real estate and housing services.
Without reforms, the U.S. faces a period of fiscal adjustment that will likely fall on the shoulders of the middle market.
U.S. dollar strength is here to stay. This is what it means for the middle market.
RSM US Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas makes the case for why wages are poised to move higher this year.
RSM US Chief Economist Joe Brusuelas says broadening growth and economic prosperity will define the year ahead.
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