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The Declining Treasury Yield Curve—Recession Looming?

Financial FAQs We are basically at full employment with a 4.4 percent unemployment rate, which should tell us we are nearing the end of this growth cycle. Econoday reports, “The total number of employed Americans, and this includes both the … Continue reading

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Why Are Consumers Happier?

Financial FAQs Why are consumers much happier during these holidays? The University of Michigan’s consumer sentiment index for November jumped 6.6 points to a six-month high while the Conference Board’s consumer confidence index jumped 6.3 points to 107.1 for its … Continue reading

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Deflation is the Danger

Financial FAQs The Federal Reserve is about to announce their decision on when to begin tapering their purchases of securities at next Tuesday’s FOMC meeting. Among other issues is whether there is any danger of future inflation from continuing the $85 … Continue reading

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Will U.S. Growth Slow in 2013?

Popular Economics Weekly The naysayers are already at it. First Quarter GDP growth was 2.5 percent, slightly below forecasts. So many pundits are now saying it is a repeat of last year and the year before. An initial growth spurt … Continue reading

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Deflation and Our Plunging Deficit

Popular Economics Weekly The federal budget deficit is shrinking rapidly, says Goldman Sachs Chief Economist Jan Hatzius. And that is not such a good thing at the moment, since the private sector isn’t spending enough. It means this very weak … Continue reading

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Signs of Jobs Surge in 2013

Popular Economics Weekly There are signs the jobs picture will be much improved in 2013, even thought the March unemployment report was disappointing.  The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported in the just released Job Openings and Labor Turnover … Continue reading

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What Inflation?

Financial FAQs We have seen this before during past budget battles. How much spending is necessary to create future economic growth, and jobs? A corollary is whether the Federal Reserve’s current easy credit policy will create runaway future inflation with … Continue reading

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