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March Job Creation Exceeds Population Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Stanford economist and Former Chief Economic Advisor Ed Lezear said this morning on CNBC that job creation still exceeds population growth, which is a sign the US economy continues to expand, but at a slower rate. “Total … Continue reading

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No Need to Fear Inflation, Or Higher Interest Rates

Popular Economic Weekly Calculated Risk The benchmark 10-year Treasury Bond Yield fell back to 3.11 percent today with the stock market selloff, down from as high as 3.22 percent last week. And Gross Domestic Product rose 3.5 percent in Q3’s … Continue reading

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Are Corporate Taxes Too Low?

Financial FAQs As congress now pivots to the debate on tax reform—when and if they can agree on raising the debt ceiling—why is a lower corporate tax rate part of the proposal? The federal budget deficit can’t decline unless congress … Continue reading

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Why The Years of Slow Growth?

Popular Economics Weekly Pundits have decried it. Donald Trump has criticized the ‘lousy’ U.S. economy in many of his Tweets, and economists have lamented the 2.4 percent GDP growth rate since 2000, at the time of the dot-com bubble bust. … Continue reading

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Q3 GDP Growth Fastest In 2 Years

Financial FAQs Third quarter GDP growth was the fastest in two years, aided by a spike in soybean and other U.S. exports and a rebound in the size of inventories companies keep on hand for sale, reports the U.S. Bureau … Continue reading

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Future Home Sales Also Soaring

The Mortgage Corner It looks like housing sales this year could return to pre-recession levels (though not into bubble territory), as all 3 major housing stats—existing, new, and now Pending-home sales are off to a good start in 2016. Pending … Continue reading

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Consumers Boost Q1 GDP Growth

Popular Economics Weekly Consumer spending, largely on services, helped hold up first-quarter real GDP which came in at just 0.5 percent rate, but is still up 2 percent YoY. Consumer spending (personal consumption expenditures) rose at a 1.9 percent rate, … Continue reading

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