Monthly Archives: December 2013

What Happens in 2014??

Popular Economics Weekly Next year could start with a bang. U.S. third quarter Gross Domestic Product expanded at 4.1 percent, revised up from 3.6 percent, with consumer spending a main driver of growth. This has to mean consumers are feeling … Continue reading

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Where is The Inflation??

Financial FAQs The answer, in a nutshell, is it’s nowhere to be found. All current worldwide and domestic inflation indicators show depressed demand for goods and services, hence there is little incentive to raise prices. Therefore businesses are spending little … Continue reading

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Home Equity Increasing

The Mortgage Corner CoreLogic, a real estate analytics firm, today released new analysis showing approximately 791,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the third quarter of 2013, and the total number of mortgaged residential properties … Continue reading

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The Great Divergence

Popular Economics Weekly The so-called “minimalist” budget deal just reached by Congress is another illustration of the great divergence in wealth distribution of recent years that has eclipsed the middle class. The Great Divergence is not a term usually associated … Continue reading

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Affordable Housing In Decline

The Mortgage Corner The Harvard Joint Center for Housing Studies has just come out with their rental market report, and it shows very little low rent housing available, due mainly to both increased household formation and those who have lost … Continue reading

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Paying Sustainable Economic Growth Forward

Popular Economics Weekly The Fed has said it wouldn’t begin to boost interest rates until sustainable economic growth was achieved. However, no one has actually defined what that means. Fed Chairman Bernanke defines it as when full employment is achieved, … Continue reading

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November’s 203,000 Payroll Jobs Not Enough

Popular Economics Weekly The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today unemployment declined from 7.3 percent to 7.0 percent in November, and total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 203,000. But that shouldn’t be enough good news for the Federal Reserve … Continue reading

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