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Market and economic update: Fed meeting takes place amid a backdrop of softer U.S. economic data

The Fed appears to remain on a path to the end of its zero-interest-rate policy, despite softer U.S. economic data. The key drivers appear to remain employment and inflation data.

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Right-to-work: what it means for Wisconsin employers

Despite the significant media attention that has been given to Wisconsin’s recently enacted right-to-work legislation (2015 Wisconsin Act 1), the law is often misunderstood by employers, employees, and the public. This article will answer some frequently asked questions about the right-to-work law and how it impacts union security provisions.

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Market and economic update: Small businesses remain optimistic despite weather-related retail declines

U.S. economic data have been softer to start the year, despite very strong employment growth. Retail sales slowed for the third month in a row, dropping 0.6% in February and falling 2.3% over the past three months.

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Staying the course with your investment goals

Daily market fluctuations highlight why a combination of discipline and perspective is key to reaching investment goals. One way to achieve this fine balance is by having a plan and sticking to it through all types of market conditions.

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Market and economic update: Consumers are saving their energy-cost windfalls

U.S. job growth has been impressive, with nonfarm payrolls adding 295,000 jobs in February and 3.3 million over the past year, the highest 12-month change in 15 years. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.5%, partially due to declining labor force participation, but also due to employment growth in the household survey.

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