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The U.S. economy grew strongly this year, and inflation jumped enough to jolt shoppers across the country. Usually such things send bond prices tumbling and, in turn, their yields soaring. But that didn't happen in 2021. Yields did rise through the year, and they to be sure left investors with losses in what's supposed to be the safe part of their portfolios. The largest bond fund lost 1.4% as of Dec. 13, on track for its worst yearly performance in eight.

Americans are feeling better about their economic prospects than they did one year ago, but they seem decidedly more pessimistic than in the rosy days of summer, according to the most recent Forbes Advisor-Ipsos Consumer Confidence Weekly Tracker. The headline confidence index declined slightly to 55.1 in the Dec. 14-15 survey, down from 55.9 two […]

The booming real estate market has been one of the most noteworthy stories of the pandemic-era economy. Demand for residential real estate inc…

The latest three-year forecast from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Bureau of Business Research and the Nebraska Business Forecast Council says increased interest rates or a worsening of the pandemic could stunt the state's growth.

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