The odds of the U.S. economy entering a recession during the next year have increased significantly in response to rising uncertainty related to the ongoing trade war, Brexit, slowing global economic growth, reduced business investment spending, and slowed hiring. But not all the indicators are negative.
The unemployment rate recently fell to the lowest level since 1969. The Federal Reserve reversed its interest rate policy in 2019 from raising interest rates to recently lowering interest rates half a percentage point. Long-term interest rates have fallen to the lowest in history as fears of deflation and secular stagnation grip Wall Street. The op-ed pieces on the economy continue to be all over the place. It is no wonder that we have trouble figuring out what indicators reflect the reality of the state of the economy.
Are you wondering what’s happening?
Join us when Steve Rick, Chief Economist for CUNA Mutual, helps us understand what really is going on with the U.S. economy. Steve is one of our most popular presenters, so this promises to be an enlightening and entertaining session on our economy.
Food pantry contributions
The pantry selected for this event is the Open Seat Food Pantry
. Both cash and checks payable to the UW Foundation
with "Open Seat Food Pantry"
on the memo line.
Enter Oakwood grounds at the traffic light at Island Drive and Mineral Point Road. Take the left fork and then the second driveway on the right to enter visitor underground parking. Push the button for assistance. Park in any visitor stall; take elevator to first floor lobby where signs or a receptionist will help. When you exit the underground parking the garage door opens automatically. You may also park in a surface visitor spot (marked spaces along the drive and up the hill toward the large lot).
On foot, enter Heritage (6205 Mineral Point Road) at its main entrance (third driveway on the right, at stop sign) or enter the auditorium doors directly from the lower drive.
If taking the bus, Madison Metro Bus Routes 14 and 67 stop on Mineral Point Rd in front of Oakwood, if traveling easterly, or across Mineral Point Rd from Oakwood if traveling westerly.
Here is a link to the Oakwood Village University Woods campus map showing the location of underground parking lot and surface parking spaces. The location of the Arts and Education Center is also highlighted in yellow.
Advance registration is required. You are encouraged to register online. If you are not registered, we cannot guarantee that there will be sufficient handouts available. If you or your companion registered for this seminar but cannot attend, please email or call the UWRA Office.
To register by phone or email, call or email
UW-Madison Retirement Association
21 N Park St, Room 7205
Madison WI 53715-1218