Posts of Category: Industry News

Joel

Competing Forces Put the Economy in a Delicate Balance

The conventions are over but they didn’t clarify much.  President Obama argues that the economy is recovering and he is the best person to complete the job while Mr. Romney says he has the best plan to create jobs.  Exactly  Continue Reading »

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Joel

Roadblocks Continue to Stand in the Way of Economic Growth

The economy continues to expand and that it does is an amazing feat in itself.  OK, growth did slow in the spring but the pace was a bit faster than expected.  Whether conditions will stabilize or even improve or whether  Continue Reading »

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Joel

Missing Link for Economic Recovery? Confidence

Franklin Roosevelt became president during one of the worst economic times in the history of the nation.  While he knew that the fundamentals of the economy were terrible, he felt it necessary to focus on something that was more emotional  Continue Reading »

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Joel

Instability in Europe Hampers Economy at Home

It’s hard to move forward when the headwinds are blowing strongly.  We have an election that is causing uncertainty about what shape policy will take next year.  There is a January 1st fiscal cliff where huge spending cuts and tax  Continue Reading »

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Joel

Modest Economic Pause Raises Minor Questions about the Recovery

The warm winter has given way to even more pleasant days.  The summer is coming quickly and while the weather outside may be delightful, some disconcerting issues have arisen about the economy.  After last year’s summer of discontent and economic  Continue Reading »

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Kim

Change is Good, But No One Said It’s Easy: Job Search & Transition

Kim recently joined Susquehanna as our Corporate Communications Manager. By way of introduction, here are her thoughts on the challenges and opportunities you can encounter when changing jobs. Well I did it! After 16 years, I left the comfort of  Continue Reading »

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Amy

A Mother’s Day Boost for the Economy?

My mom is amazing, caring, honest, patient, and beautiful – I could go on and on.  She was my first best friend and I have always been by her side – you can ask her – I had a constant  Continue Reading »

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Joel

High Oil Prices or Not, the Economy Is Proceeding Full Speed Ahead!

In 2008 and in 2011, high oil prices led to consumers losing hope and cutting back spending.  While gasoline above $4.00 by itself did not crater the economy, it did play a major role in its slowdown.  At least for  Continue Reading »

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Joel

The Economy is Starting to Shift Gears, But Issues Remain

In my outlook for 2012, I ended by saying that “2012 should be quite a bit better than 2011.” Well, we are already seeing signs that the improvement is already under way. Job growth has picked up sharply, the unemployment  Continue Reading »

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Community Roots and Entrepreneurial Spirit Run Deep

Graystone Tower Bank Joins Susquehanna Bank It’s not often that a financial institution celebrates the fast-paced growth of a start-up bank, coupled with a legacy that dates to the Civil War. Yes, it’s a dynamic combination – but one that  Continue Reading »

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