Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I subscribe to EconUpdate?
There is an economic data glut in today’s world, and it’s challenging to keep on these constant updates on your own. By remaining current on economic trends, you’ll make better decisions for your businesses, clients and families.
What are the sources for EconUpdate?
Each weekday throughout the year, our staff finds and curates hundreds of economic data updates from a variety of government and private sources. With a free trial, you can see for yourself the vast array of sources we track.
Why can’t I just find these updates in my newspaper or with online media outlets?
Many of these trends are not covered by your local or national newspapers for three reasons:
(1) Job losses in America’s news rooms of close to 50 percent over the last decade due to creative destruction from the Internet;
(2) The Covid-19 pandemic has only accelerated the loss of journalism jobs; and
(3) There are simply too many indicator updates for the remaining news sources to cover.
As a consequence, most news sources tend to cover just a few major updates relating to GDP, stock market indices, employment and the housing market. But there are scores of others they are not covering.
Why can’t I find these updates on my own?
You probably can if you know where to look, but it’s an extremely time-intensive process. Our staff has invested a great deal of time sourcing up to 150, monthly and quarterly updates on the national economy.
Our goal is to provide you with an affordable service which allows you to focus on those things which you do best to support your business, career and personal financial decisions.
Why are these updates relevant to me?
Even before the global outbreak of the coronavirus impacting countries around the globe, these were still times of great economic uncertainty in a complicated world.
That is certainly even more true now, with the following factors having a large influence on business investment, employment trends, household incomes and consumer spending:
– High levels of debt held by governments, corporations and consumers
– An insecure safety net (made even more clear lately)
– Industrial automation
– Increasing costs from climate change (including more future pandemics)
– Confusing and increasingly politicized globalization rules
– New tariffs
– Rapidly evolving technologies
What is the potential impact of Covid-19 to the economy?
With 70 percent of the U.S. economy dependent on consumer spending (and up to 40 percent of that related to people gathering in crowds), it may very well take months or years for the U.S. economy to fully recover from this pandemic. Regularly tracking updates on employment, incomes, debt, consumer sentiment and spending is essential.
How will I receive these updates?
All subscribers will receive updates via the email addresses provided. Paid subscribers can also opt to receive updates via text to mobile phones (your own text messaging rates will apply).
What is your cancellation policy?
All subscribers can cancel at any time for any reason, and have your current monthly subscription payment refunded in full. All annual subscribers will receive a pro-rated refund back-dated to the beginning of the current month.
Is there a free trial period?
Yes! Free trial periods are offered throughout the year with no credit or debt card required. After the free trial period has ended, you will be asked to enter your payment method to continue your subscription.
Is there a discount for ordering multiple subscriptions?
Yes! Multiple subscriptions are offered at a 75% discount for all additional subscribers using the same business address. Contact email@example.com for more information on this process.
Do you have subscription programs for trade groups and associations?
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Who publishes EconUpdate?
EconUpdate is published by MetroIntelligence, a nationally known provider of economic and real estate data and consulting services. You may find out more information by checking out our About Us page or visiting the Services page at MetroIntelligence.