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It’s Up To the Consumers!

Popular Economics Weekly Consumers are feeling good enough to keep the US economy from sinking into recession at the moment. The consumer sentiment survey edged up to 98.4 this month from 98.2 in June, according to a preliminary reading from … Continue reading

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How Strong is This Year’s Housing Market?

The Mortgage Corner Econoday.com The NAR reported that Existing-home sales saw a minor decline in April, continuing March’s drop in sales, according to the National Association of Realtors®. Two of the four major U.S. regions saw a slight dip in … Continue reading

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Why Slower Fourth Quarter Growth?

Popular Economics Weekly Gross domestic product — the value of everything a nation produces — expanded at a 0.7 percent annual rate from October to December. That’s a big markdown from 2 percent growth in the fall and 3.9 percent … Continue reading

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Our Too Deflationary Times!

Popular Economics Weekly The answer to the inflation conundrum may be at hand, the conundrum that has kept the Fed pushing down interest rates since the Great Recession and recovery. Why aren’t prices rising with all the QE stimulus programs … Continue reading

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Low Inflation Everywhere Is Shrinking Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Deflation is a rising risk for the U.S. economy based on import and export price data where contraction is at its most severe since the 2008-2009 recession, as well as for the rest of the world. U.S. … Continue reading

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New-Home Construction, Builders’ Optimism Still Rising

The Mortgage Corner Home builders’ optimism is still high, though builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes fell one point in December to a level of 57 on the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo Housing Market … Continue reading

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