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Q4 Economic Growth…Watch Out Below!

Popular Economics Weekly We might have a problem with economic growth in the fourth quarter, thanks in part to Republicans’ 2017 tax cuts that were to stimulate longer term growth and jobs, believe it or not. The New York and … Continue reading

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Lower Retail Sales Hint at Weaker Economic Growth Ahead

Popular Economics Weekly Fred U.S. retail sales that mirror consumer spending, which powers some two-thirds of U.S. GDP growth, fell for the first time in seven months in September, raising fears that a slowdown in the American manufacturing sector could … 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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Ignore the Bad News-Goldilocks Is Back!

Financial FAQs Why has the Fed stopped raising their interest rates? Because this is the lowest inflation rate for ‘core’ consumption expenditures in three decades, as this FRED graph from 1980 onward portrays. fred stlouisfed.org. “We are almost 10 years … Continue reading

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Why No Inflation??

Financial FAQs Econoday There is almost no inflation, and the markets love it, as both stocks and bonds are rallying on news. The Consumer Price Index rose just 1.5 percent in February, and its core without more volatile food and … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Surge While Consumers Pay Down Debt

Popular Economics Weekly Econoday.com U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in October as purchases of motor vehicles and building materials surged, likely driven by rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence. CBS News reports an economic consulting firm says Hurricane … Continue reading

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Retail Sales Surge While Consumers Pay Down Debt

Popular Economics Weekly Econoday.com U.S. retail sales rebounded sharply in October as purchases of motor vehicles and building materials surged, likely driven by rebuilding efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Florence. CBS News reports an economic consulting firm says Hurricane … Continue reading

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