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Locate at least two recent articles that examine the future direction for interest rates over the next year, provide appropriate reference citations, and respond to the following questions (make sure that the article does not duplicate a previously posted articles):
1. Do you agree with the observations, conclusions, and projections presented in the articles - why or why not? Present your own conclusions and predictions about interest rates over the next year; defend them (use actual percentages)?
2. What specific actions should financial managers of businesses take in anticipation of the future direction of interest rates that you have predicted?
3. Have the U.S. Government's easy money policies and near-zero interest rates helped the US economy (who benefits and who gets hurt); explain how and why? Or, have the policies damaged the US economy and stalled the economic recovery; explain how and why?