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Retail Sales Rebound Sign of Higher Growth?

Popular Economics Weekly Sales at U.S. retailers surged in March by the most in a year and a half, the latest in a string of reports suggesting economic growth is picking up after a soft spell of growth earlier in … Continue reading

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Higher Housing Sales, Leading Indicators Mean More Growth

Financial FAQs Two more signs of improved economic growth came out today. Boosted by a greater share first-time buyer sales not seen in nearly four years, existing-home sales maintained their upward trajectory in June and increased for the fourth consecutive … Continue reading

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Fannie Says Better Growth For Rest of 2015

Popular Economics Weekly “Economic activity was suppressed in the first quarter due largely to the West Coast port disruptions and difficult weather patterns across the Northeast, but the economy is expected to gain momentum throughout the spring and reach previously … Continue reading

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GDP Growth Higher, Case-Shiller Prices Steady

The Mortgage Corner The economy in the second and third quarters posted its best back-to-back growth in 11 years, And the Conference Board’s Index of Leading Economic Indicators showed strong growth over the next six months. offering fresh evidence that … Continue reading

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Leading Indicators, Housing, Show More Growth Ahead

Financial FAQs It looks like the US economy is kicking into high gear from its winter slump, as the Conference Board’s just released July Index of Leading Indicators (LEI) jumped 0.9 percent, the highest it’s been this year. It is … Continue reading

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Inflation Is Not The Problem

Popular Economics Weekly All the talk that QE3 is about to end centers on when the Fed believes inflation will become a problem. Fed Chairman Bernanke doesn’t believe inflation will be a problem, as long as wages aren’t growing. And … Continue reading

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Consumer Sentiment, Leading Indicators Signal Higher Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Both the University of Michigan’s Consumer Sentiment survey and Conference Board’s Index of Leading Indicators rose in May, signaling that employment and growth may be stronger than forecast by most economists. How can that be with 7.5 … Continue reading

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