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Economic Growth Continues For How Long?

Popular Economics Weekly BEA.gov Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.1 percent in the first quarter of 2019, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. It was “second” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic … Continue reading

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Are Consumers Happy, Will Continue to Spend?

Financial FAQs I mentioned last week the big question remains, with March’s initial estimate of Q1 GDP growth, will consumers continue to maintain their share of consumption and continue to boost economic growth? Today’s release of February and March Personal … Continue reading

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Q3 Economic Growth Still Strong

Financial FAQs Econoday.com Q3 real GDP growth was up 3.5 percent, according to the U.S. government Bureau of Economic Analysis. “With this second estimate for the third quarter, the general picture of economic growth remains the same; upward revisions to … Continue reading

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Good Initial Q1 GDP Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: bea.gov Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.3 percent in the first quarter of 2018, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the fourth quarter, … Continue reading

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What Happens in 2018?

Popular Economics Weekly The New Year will make some people very wealthy—mainly stockholders, corporate execs, and real estate moguls. And as minimum wages begin to rise this year in many cities and states (but not all), those at the lower … Continue reading

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Treasury Yield Curve Too Flat, As Fed’s Raise Interest Rate

Popular Economics Weekly The Federal Reserve FOMC meeting ended with the predicted 0.25 percent rate hike; but it’s happening at the wrong time.  This is the rate that controls credit card interest and the Prime Lending Rate banks use on … Continue reading

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Boom Times for Manufacturing

Popular Economics Weekly A measure used by economists to track investment, known as core capital orders (minus defense and aircraft), rose 4 percent in the 12 months ended in September. It has risen 1.3 percent for three consecutive months, according … Continue reading

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