Utah Relies on Long-Term Demographic and Economic Projection Models for Informed Decision Making

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Models play a vital role in informing decision-making processes, especially in a high-growth state like Utah. These models are not meant to replace critical thinking, but to enhance it by organizing thought processes, understanding relationships, and shedding light on cause and effect. Long-term demographic and economic projection models have become essential tools in providing policymakers with vital information to make informed decisions that impact various aspects of the state, such …

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Retirement Age Extension Bill for NASS Civil Servants Sparks Economic Concerns in Nigeria

ABUJA, Nigeria – Following a contentious debate, the National Assembly has approved a controversial measure to extend the retirement age of civil servants attached to NASS from 60 to 65. This decision has sparked criticism due to Nigeria’s struggling economy, with a debt of 37.2% of GDP, raising concerns about the impact of such a move on the country’s financial stability. During a recent session, the Senate, initially opposing the bill, eventually agreed with the …

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Pension Fund Boosts Dividend Payouts for 2023 Amid Economic Resilience

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia – Malaysia’s largest pension fund has announced an increase in dividend payouts for 2023 following a boost in income attributed to the resilience of the global economy. Despite facing challenges last year, the global economy performed better than expected, leading to higher dividends for the Employees Provident Fund. The Employees Provident Fund revealed a dividend rate of 5.5% for conventional savings in 2023, a rise from 5.35% in the previous year, totaling …

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Social Security Faces Possible Insolvency: Committee for Economic Development Issues Warning and Offers Solutions

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Social Security program is facing potential insolvency, raising concerns about the future of retirement benefits for millions of Americans. According to the public policy center of The Conference Board, the dedicated trust fund for Social Security is projected to reach insolvency by 2033 if decisive action is not taken. In response to this alarming prospect, the Committee for Economic Development has issued a “Saving Social Security” solutions brief, outlining a series …

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Investing: Brunel Pension Partnership Warns of Economic Risks Amid “Goldilocks” Scenario

London, UK – As the global economy continues to navigate through uncertain waters, the investment landscape presents a complex mix of potential risks and opportunities for investors. David Vickers, the chief investment officer at Brunel Pension Partnership, has voiced concerns about the current economic scenario, warning that despite receding recession risks, there are other factors that could impact investors. With around £40 billion in assets under management, Brunel Pension Partnership is one of the eight …

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Lawmakers Considering Increasing Oversight of Indiana Economic Development Corp Amid Growing Bipartisan Frustration

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana – Indiana lawmakers are exploring the possibility of increased oversight of the Indiana Economic Development Corp. as frustration with the agency grows on both sides of the political aisle. Both Republican and Democratic legislators have raised concerns about the lack of transparency and oversight regarding the IEDC’s activities, especially in relation to the development of the LEAP Innovation and Research District. The creation of the 9,000-acre tech hub in Lebanon, designed to attract …

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Americans Struggle to Cover $1000 Emergency Expenses Despite Favorable Economic Conditions

Muncie, Indiana – The dawn of 2024 brought surprisingly positive economic conditions for Americans, as inflation rates declined and employment figures exceeded expectations. However, despite this strong economic performance, a significant number of Americans find themselves lacking sufficient savings to handle unforeseen emergency expenses. According to the latest Bank rate survey, just 44% of U.S. adults claim they would cover a $1000 or more emergency expense from their savings. This marks a slight increase from …

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Surprising Economic Growth in 2023 Delivers Welcome Boost to 401(k) Accounts and Stock Market

NEW YORK, NY – After widespread predictions of recession last year, 2023 defied expectations with better-than-expected economic growth and falling inflation, the latest federal data shows. Investors have been buoyed by growing optimism that the Federal Reserve will cut interest rates this year, leading to record highs in the stock market. The S&P 500 is up over 2% at the start of this year, after a 26% jump last year. One of the most significant …

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Private Capital Investment Opportunities Surge During Economic Downturns, Says AustralianSuper Chief Investor

NEW YORK – The Chief Investment Officer of AustralianSuper, Mark Delaney, spoke in an interview with Bloomberg in New York about the optimal timing for deploying private capital. According to Delaney, the best time to invest in private equity funds is during challenging financial periods. Delaney’s remarks come as AustralianSuper recently inaugurated a new office in Manhattan, a move that signals the fund’s commitment to expanding its presence in the United States. The opening event …

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“Economy” Biden Takes Aim at Trump’s Economic Record

WILMINGTON, Del. – President Joe Biden criticized former President Donald Trump’s economic record, accusing him of failing to deliver the benefits of a strong economy to the American people during a speech in North Carolina. Biden, speaking at an event in Raleigh, North Carolina, argued that Trump’s economic policies primarily benefitted the wealthy, citing the disparities in income and job growth throughout the country. He specifically called attention to the stock market, suggesting that Trump’s …

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