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Larry Edelman | Trendlines

The good, the bad, and the ugly of private equity

Most dealmakers aren’t Gordon Gekko. Nor are they Robin Hood.

US economy grew solid 3.2% in fourth quarter

The expansion in the nation’s gross domestic product — the economy’s total output of goods and services — slipped from a red-hot 4.9 percent from July through September.

Consumer confidence slips in February as anxiety over potential recession reappears

The decline comes as somewhat of a surprise as the economy continues to show resilience in the face of higher interest rates and inflation.

Healey outlines plan to focus jobs bill on boosting climate tech, life sciences, AI

In a speech to the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, the governor previewed the economic development package she’s expected to file later this week.

Larry Edelman | Trendlines

Even after a 30 percent pay cut, this buyout executive netted $897 million

Blackstone’s Stephen Schwarzman has a “down” year. Plus: Nvidia’s one-day stock boom and the shallow Mass. labor pool.

What recession? Professional forecasters raise expectations for US economy in 2024.

The economy looks set to grow 2.2 percent this year after adjusting for inflation, according to the National Association for Business Economics.

Consumers are increasingly pushing back against price increases — and winning

Inflation has changed the way many Americans shop

Larry Edelman | Trendlines

Rents in Boston are at a record-high. Could this be as bad as it gets?

Rents are moving lower in other cities. There are tentative signs that it could happen here, too.