The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: July 26–30, 2021

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The Pulse on the Economy and Capital Markets: July 26–30, 2021

At a glance:

  • Earnings season is here, and it has revealed slowing growth in one of the biggest pandemic-affected areas: eCommerce. Plus, we take a look at new GDP and consumer and business spending numbers you should know.
  • Companies have released their earnings reports for the second quarter, which showed a potential slowdown eCommerce, growth in online advertising and constrained supply chains.
  • Though GDP growth was generally a big miss in the second quarter, there were some hidden benefits mixed in with the headlines.
  • Great news — consumers are spending and so are businesses, with much of their focus on equipment and intellectual property.
  • We’re reading articles focused on the bipartisan infrastructure bill, a new fintech merger, a billion-dollar purchase in retail and new challenges for top streaming companies.

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