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Interviews

Two experts in retail and real estate weigh in on the opportunities and pitfalls of the retail sector.

The economist and professor discusses his work developing a new middle-market index with Lincoln International, Booth's private equity programming, and his latest research.

RSM's chief economist discusses the global implications of tax reform, the outlook for free trade agreements, and a few thought-provoking books he's read recently.

Two executives from e-commerce company Bright Society explain how their platform is disrupting the jewelry marketplace to the benefit of local sellers.

Industry Trends

The largest private sector employer announced that it would raise the minimum hourly pay for its U.S. workers in a move that could have ripple effects in the middle market.

Here are eight book recommendations from economists and middle-market business leaders.

Middle-market deal-makers suspect purchase prices are higher than the data show, in large part because of the characteristics of the businesses they’re buying.

Middle-market companies will need to rely more on internal tactics to bump up performance in 2018, a poll of CFOs from Citizens Commercial Banking found.

Public Policy

Will the U.S. government keep the lights on? Will net neutrality make a comeback? We look at these and other policy issues that grabbed headlines this week.

The GOP strategizes over its approach to the budget process, trade talks heat up, and state and local taxes reemerge as a key issue for lawmakers fighting for reelection.

Sen. Orrin Hatch announced his retirement, opening a key chairmanship on the Senate Finance Committee. Plus, regulators gear up to take on bitcoin, and the ACA faces new challenges.

This week Congress passed the most comprehensive tax overhaul in decades and averted a government shutdown with a funding bill right before the holidays.