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A Weak Jobs Report?

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: MarketWatch “The unemployment rate declined to 3.7 percent in September, and total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 134,000, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business services, in health … Continue reading

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Where is the Inflation, Higher Growth?

Financial FAQs The drumbeat for a higher inflation target is picking up. The Chicago Fed’s Charles Evans recently advocated a less hawkish Fed stanch on maintaining the 2 percent inflation target with few signs of inflation even on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Where is Inflation, and Higher Growth?

Financial FAQs The drumbeat for a higher inflation target is picking up. The Chicago Fed’s Charles Evans recently advocated a less hawkish Fed stanch on maintaining the 2 percent inflation target with few signs of inflation even on the horizon. … Continue reading

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Immigration and Trump’s “S***Hole” Comment

Popular Economics Weekly How should we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. on his holiday? That greater equality creates greater prosperity for all; as well as greater peace. President Trump’s S***Hole comments were meant as a signal to his neo-nazi supporters … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Tax Cut?

Popular Economics Weekly It turns out very few of us need a tax cut. Marketwatch economist Rex Nutting calculates that those in the 60 percent middle-income brackets—from $32,000 to $140,000 per year—pay just an average 2.5 percent in income taxes. … Continue reading

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Will There Be Tax Reform?

Popular Economics Weekly After Republicans’ failure to repeal Obamacare, they will now attempt to pass a budget, and tax reform plan. But the $1 trillion in spending cuts (mainly from Medicare) they hoped with the repeal of Obamacare, which would … Continue reading

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Higher Industrial Production Sign Increased Growth?

Popular Economics Weekly Industrial production in April grew at the fastest monthly rate in more than three years on the back of broad-based gains in the manufacturing sector, reports the Federal Reserve. Industrial production grew 1 percent in April led … Continue reading

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