Monthly Archives: January 2018

Why Employee Stress Should Be Stressing You Out

We all know that stress has negative effects on individual health. But stressed out employees can have a huge impact on the health of your business as well. If you haven’t been evaluating and addressing the stress levels within your … Continue reading

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Ep. 23 – Founder Transition – Insights from a Founder

Tom Adams, Director at Raffa, discusses his personal journey throughout his career as well as the insight he has gained in this episode of the Lead. Learn. Thrive. Podcast. Moderated by Karen Schuler, Managing Director at Raffa, the two discuss … Continue reading

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Jerome Powell, New Tariffs, and Home Sales

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through January 29th US Stocks closed the week once again at new record highs driven by strong corporate earnings and economic data. The S&P 500 jumped 2.2% and the Dow surged 2.1% for the … Continue reading

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2 Things Awesome Employees Want

Good employees are hard to find, and great employees are even harder to come by. When one of them leaves, it hurts. And we’re not just talking about your feelings. Employee turnover hurts productivity, morale, and your bottom line. Busy … Continue reading

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China’s Growth, Government Shutdown, and US Oil

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through January 22nd US Stocks hit new record highs as fourth quarter corporate earnings have topped expectations and companies have issued optimistic outlooks. The Dow rose above 26,000 on the week and gained 1.0%. … Continue reading

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Industrial Production, Retail, and Inflation

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through January 13th US Stocks ended the week at new record highs driven by high expectations for 4Q earnings season. The S&P 500 rose 1.6% and the Dow climbed 2% for the week. Abroad, … Continue reading

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Stocks, Hiring, Auto Sales and More

Financial News and Portfolio Management Discussion through January 6th US stocks got off to a strong start to the year ending at record highs on optimism about global growth. The S&P 500 rose 2.6% and the Dow rose above 25,000 … Continue reading

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