Paul Dykewicz

Posted April 27, 2015

The U.S. economy is slowing but thus far is avoiding a recession, according to the latest data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Posted March 03, 2015

With Fr. Hesburghs help, the United States ushered in an era of civil rights and the Catholic school became one of the countrys top universities, despite him arriving when it was best known for its iconic football team.

Posted February 28, 2015

The burning alive of a Jordanian pilot by Islamic State terrorists appears to have served as a wake-up call for countries around the world to strengthen the 60-nation coalition formed to stop the sadistic Middle Eastern outlaws who now control one-third of Iraq and Syria.

Posted January 27, 2015

The University of Notre Dame may have been one the biggest financial winners of the just-completed college football season, even though the private Catholic institution did not make the inaugural four-team playoff that featured big state universities.

Posted January 19, 2015

Collectibles offer potential appreciation, as well as the personal enjoyment of owning something that may feature the image, signature and milestone moments of a celebrity. But Simpsons downward spiral from sports hero and movie actor to convicted violent criminal offers a cautionary tale of the risks of investing in memorabilia that can drop in value.

Posted December 07, 2014

Russias President Vladimir Putin brazenly used his Dec. 4 speech to his nations parliament and government ministers to blame the West for the fallout from his choices.

Posted November 27, 2014

President Barack Obama tried to put a positive spin on his decision to issue an executive order to give several million illegal aliens clemency but his move also may have an unintended consequence of creating heightened job competition for Americas unemployed.

Posted November 14, 2014

Gross Output (GO), a broadened measure of U.S. economic activity, advanced to nearly $30.9 trillion in the second quarter of 2014, a 4.8% annualized jump in real terms.

Posted November 11, 2014

The 2014 mid-term election results that gave Republicans control of both houses of Congress also position President Barack Obama to pursue a number of objectives that that may not have been possible if Democrats had retained their majority in the Senate.

Posted November 03, 2014

Much the way Navy helped Notre Dame financially in World War II, the South Bend-based university now helps Navy boost its football-related revenues each year by scheduling the academy. In doing so, they also are keeping their shared tradition alive.

Posted October 26, 2014

With local officials keen to find new revenue to address crumbling roads and structurally compromised bridges, among other needs, the rise in online sales has become a target.

Posted October 14, 2014

The City of Flint, which operates under an emergency manager appointed by the state, has been disparaged as an economically depressed, crime-plagued excuse of a community for years due largely to the financial tailspin of General Motors...

Posted October 07, 2014

Thousands of people, including many Christians, have been chased from their homes brutally, with people massacred, children dying of thirst and hunger during the flight, women kidnapped and violence of every kind.

Posted September 29, 2014

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona who lost his bid for the presidency as the Republican nominee in 2008, said, As dangerous as ISIS is now, its rise was neither inevitable nor unpredictable."

Posted September 22, 2014

The central bank indicated it plans to end its current program of asset purchases at its next meeting. But tnat may not happen.

Posted September 14, 2014

Unable to convince Putin to stop meddling in the Ukraine so far, the leaders of the world need to recognize that he seems willing to weaken his country economically rather than agree to a permanent peace that respects neighboring Ukraines pre-March borders.

Posted August 03, 2014

The risk is that lawmakers, policymakers and others may overreact to the latest economic numbers without vetting them against other data, including the federal government’s recently adopted quarterly gross output statistic.

Posted July 15, 2014

The absence of a gold standard in the United States is hindering economic growth and leading to ill-fated monetary policies, former Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes told more than 1,000 attendees during his keynote speech at the FreedomFest conference here.

Posted July 14, 2014

In describing his proposal as the 0-15-0 plan, Root said he would offer a one-year tax holiday for individuals that would be followed in future years by a 15% flat tax, with a zero capital gains tax.

Posted July 12, 2014

Official measures of U.S. inflation already are above 2 percent. The risk is that the Fed will need to respond to prop up the dollar’s value or incur a dollar crisis with runaway inflation.