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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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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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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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The election may dominate November economic news, but other key factors are important too. How should the news affect your plans and goals?

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Business financials and outlook have improved since the depths of the pandemic, but our new survey also acknowledges the remaining challenges on the path to recovery.

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The 2020 Principal Financial Well-Being Index measured resilience and optimism among U.S. employers. Businesses of all sizes are maintaining workforce and striving hard toward recovery.

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