COVID Debt Relief – Bankruptcy and Weighing Your Options

At a glance The main takeaway: In a panel discussion with Graham Stieglitz, Partner at Burr & Forman, we dispelled bankruptcy’s negative connotation and explored how it can be an outlet for businesses to relieve debt, reorganize or start anew. Next steps: Evaluate your current situation and determine if bankruptcy is the best option for you —…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Feb 7 – 11, 2022

At a glance: Stock markets grew weaker due to the rise of inflation, the Fed raising interest rates to counteract inflation and geopolitical issues taking place in Ukraine. Inflation was hotter than expected with sticky inflation reaching multi-decade highs. Consumers are feeling disheartened by the acceleration in sticky inflation and as a result expect their…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Jan 31 – Feb 4, 2022

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https://player.vimeo.com/video/674563774 At a glance: The markets continue to give us a lesson on what volatility looks like with Nasdaq up 3.4% on Monday and down 3.7% on Thursday In the bond market, the yield on the 10-year treasury rose to 1.9%, lowering the values of government and investment grade bonds. Meta Platforms (formerly Facebook) disappoints…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Jan 17 – Jan 21, 2022

At a glance: The markets had another rough week as stocks declined 4% globally, and investors favor lower-risk assets. Investors continue to worry about inflation and how quickly the Fed will respond. The video game industry takes a giant leap towards the Metaverse as Take Two Interactive and Microsoft announce huge merger and acquisition deals.…

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North Carolina Businesses Set to Receive a New Wave of COVID-19 Financial Relief

At a glance:  The main takeaway: Through January 31, 2022, eligible businesses across North Carolina can apply for grant money to help navigate financial hardships due to COVID-19. Impact on your business: Depending on the type of grant you’re eligible for, your business could receive up to $500,000 worth of relief. Next steps: Contact your Aprio advisor for help…

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4 Steps to Navigate COVID-19 Debt

At a glance Pandemic debt poses problems: Debt resolution remains a challenge for many restaurants, due to COVID-19-induced lockdowns and the current rise of the Omicron strain. Impact on your business: Businesses should prioritize open, honest communication with their vendors, landlords and lenders to help renegotiate terms and ease financial burdens while repaying debt. Next steps: Contact your…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Dec 27 – Dec 31, 2021

At a glance: Overall, the U.S. performed well as stock markets closed out 2021 strong and leading economic indicators are pointing to global growth. While stocks outperformed in 2021, bonds had a rough year due to inflation trending higher than expected. Despite continued supply chain challenges and the rise in Omicron cases, U.S. manufacturers and…

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: Nov 8 – Nov 12, 2021

At a glance: Overall higher than expected inflation caused the stock market and bond market to decline while bitcoin and emerging markets increased last week. GE and Johnson & Johnson take significant action and break up their company’s structure. The ability to work remotely is reshaping the housing market and causing rent increases among warmer…

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