Monthly Archives: December 2015

What Happens in 2016?

Popular Economics Weekly Even with interest rates rising, we see 2.5 percent plus GDP growth in 2016, because of strong employment and consumer spending. An early sign of this this trend is the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators … Continue reading

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Can Economy Grow With Higher Interest Rates?

Financial FAQs The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee announced it is raising short term interest rates by ¼ percent. But can this economy continue to grow with higher interest rates, as Fed Chairwoman Yellen has promised? That depends on several … Continue reading

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Housing Starts Surge, Millennials Are Buying

The Mortgage Corner The Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee has just announced it is raising short term interest rates by ¼ percent. Its press release said: “Given the economic outlook, and recognizing the time it takes for policy actions to … Continue reading

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What Are Benefits of Paris Accord?

Popular Economics Weekly PARIS — More than 190 nations have agreed on a plan to limit climate change, said the conference press release, ending a decades long search for an accord requiring the world’s economies to regulate the emission of … Continue reading

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Let’s Recognize The Enormous Economic Benefits of Global Warming

Financial FAQs It should now be time to look at the future benefits that will come from the necessity to mitigate global warming, while the Paris climate change conference is in session. We already know the environmental havoc it has … Continue reading

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No Recession Is In the Cards

Financial FAQs There is a growing consensus among economists that recovery from the Great Recession will continue for several more years. This is in part because there are really no signs of a looming recession. Inflation is still too low, … Continue reading

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211,000 Payroll Jobs Not Enough

Popular Economics Weekly Friday’s unemployment report was disappointing for a number of reasons, mainly because we are not yet close to full employment, and there is no sign of inflation. The number of persons employed part time for economic reasons … Continue reading

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