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Harlan Green is editor/publisher of PopularEconomics.com, and content provider of 3 weekly columns to various blogs--Popular Economics Weekly and The Huffington Post

Great Retail Sales!

Financial FAQs Econoday.com Retail sales rose in June for the fourth month in a row, quieting concerns that the trade wars and weaker manufacturing output would also drag down consumer spending. The most surprising strength in the report was a … Continue reading

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Why Are Worry About Low Inflation?

Popular Economics Weekly Reuters.com Almost everyone, including Fed Chair Powell, is worried about the low inflation rate.  It’s usually nearing 4 percent at this late stage of an economic recovery, not the current 2 percent if the US economy were … Continue reading

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Why the Huge Jobs Report?

Financial FAQS MarketWatch The unemployment rate edged up to 3.7 percent from 3.6 percent as more than 300,000 people entered the labor force in search of work, the Labor Department said Friday. That has confounded those that see slowing economic … Continue reading

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Housing Market in Gradual Decline?

The Mortgage Corner Econoday Happy 4th of July, everyone, even though it looks like we are nearing the end of this housing cycle; and maybe this business cycle as well.  But we can still celebrate what is now the longest … Continue reading

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Manufacturing slows as Trade Wars Quicken

Popular Economics Weekly Trade wars are not really winnable anymore—at least the way President Trump wants to conduct them—or any wars for that matter. This is because we no longer live in a win-lose world where the strong are able … Continue reading

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The Presidential Debates—Will Democracy Survive?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Washington Post Much of the media lament over the first Democratic Presidential debates was whether the Democratic Party had moved too far to the left on immigration and healthcare—whether it was about decriminalizing Central American immigrants … Continue reading

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Who Can Still Afford to Buy a Home?

The Mortgage Corner MarketWatch That question of who can still afford to buy a home is up in the air, as we say, since home sales have been trending lower of late and there is still a housing shortage. MarketWatch’s … Continue reading

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