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The latest insights from our experts on attitudes, behaviors and trends that impact long-term financial security. Thought leaders from across the globe provide data analysis, research and perspective on the economy, investment management, retirement security and more. 

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Image of a business leader, comfortable with his cash flow.

Business leaders remain comfortable with their cash flow but keep a wary eye on rising concerns.

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Photo of employees in a competitive labor market.

Training and education benefits are on the rise as employers compete for workers and navigate the lingering pandemic.

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Image showing small business owner, happy to catch up on financial improvements.

More businesses of all sizes have financially improved in the last year, and small businesses have begun to catch up.

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Photo of small business owner looking to increase staff.

Many more small businesses are increasing staff compared to a year ago, but they’re also coping with more churn.

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Photo of a business owner working in their store.

The drive toward pandemic recovery is strong among domestic businesses reporting significantly better financials compared to just a few months earlier.

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For the first time since before the pandemic, the Principal Financial Well-Being Index shows most business leaders are optimistic about the economic outlook for the year ahead.

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