Economic Trends

Well, the big bad news hit Wednesday with the Federal Reserve raising its overnight interest rate by half a percentage point, a move not seen in 22 years, and of course, that was followed by the Dow dropping over 1,000 points yesterday. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) announced at the beginning of this week…

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Apples and Oranges: A Simple and Effective Approach for Comparing Interest Rates

As a Dunkin’ Donuts franchisee, you have no doubt realized there is no shortage of lenders who want your business—badly. As a lender to the community of Dunkin’ franchisees, I’m certain you are regularly contacted by companies like ours and presented with various offers—some more compelling than others. Because of Dunkin’s market strength, capital is…

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Fed Projects Interest Rates To Rise, Gradually

There’s good and bad news in the Federal Reserve System’s economic projections released this week with the Fed Chairman projecting short-term interest rates to climb, but not by nearly as much or as quickly as originally expected.  Fed Chairman Janet Yellen earlier this week stated that she thought increases to the rate would happen and…

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