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Economic Growth…Watch Out Below—Part II!

Popular Economics Weekly Wrightson.com It is obvious from the above graph that manufacturing activity is contracting, whereas the service industries continue to grow.  Exports that depend mostly on manufactured goods are therefore declining, while imports that depend on consumers will … Continue reading

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Manufacturing, Foreign Trade Faltering

Financial FAQs US manufacturers grew in July at the slowest pace in three years thanks to festering U.S. trade disputes that have hurt exports and undermined the global economy. It was the lowest number since August 2016, as the FRED … Continue reading

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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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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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Trade Wars Not Good For Future Growth Either

Popular Economics Weekly The Conference Board Leading Economic Index® (LEI)for the U.S. increased 0.2 percent in May to 109.5 (2016 = 100), following a 0.4 percent increase in April, and a 0.4 percent increase in March. This monthly announcement of … Continue reading

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Wintry Unemployment Report Chills Markets

Popular Economics Weekly Graph: Marketwatch The smallest number of nonfarm payroll jobs since last year were created in March—103,000 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. But it’s still pushing wages higher—to 2.7 percent annually, and the working population participation … Continue reading

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Why the ‘Yuge’ Stock Market Selloff?

Popular Economics Weekly The quick answer is that too much money is chasing too few stocks, believe it or not. The record low interest rates—the 10-year treasury yield just dropped back to 2.75 percent from 2.85 percent before Friday’s selloff—is … Continue reading

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