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In this week’s recap: swift service sector expansion, sustained consumer optimism, a surge in wholesale inflation, and gains for equities. Weekly Economic ...
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In this week’s recap: core inflation reaches a 10-year peak, oil’s losing streak continues, earnings impress, and Wall Street indices have a mixed ...
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In this month’s recap: earnings and fundamentals encourage Wall Street, while tariff talk continues, inflation pressure mounts, and home sales ...
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In this week’s recap: an impressive Q2 GDP reading, a consumer sentiment dip,a falloff in home buying, and the end ...
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In this week’s recap: retail sales impress again, groundbreaking suddenly tails off, stocks tread water, and more tariffs might be ...
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In this week’s recap: inflation pressure mounts, a household sentiment index dips, gold settles lower, and stocks rally as a ...
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In this Q2 recap: tariffs take center stage, U.S. data signals solid growth, oil gains 18.4%, and the S&P 500 ...
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In this week’s recap: impressive hiring, healthy service and factory sectors, the Fed’s view of the present and near future, ...
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In this month’s recap: tariff talk weighs on equities worldwide, oil prices jump 10%, and the Fed raises rates once ...
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Weekly Economic Update Presented by JB Beckett, July 2, 2018 INCOME AND SPENDING RISE, ALONG WITH CORE INFLATION According to ...
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TARIFF TALK INTENSIFIES Major economic powers proposed additional import taxes last week, as investors wondered if a global trade war ...
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FED, NEW TARIFFS GET WALL STREET’S ATTENTION As expected, the Federal Reserve adjusted the target range on the federal funds rate ...
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100 MONTHS OF GROWTH FOR SERVICE BUSINESSES The Institute for Supply Management announced this milestone as it revealed a 58.6 ...
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THE MONTH IN BRIEF In May, investors were left to interpret mixed geopolitical and financial signals. The historic U.S.-North Korea ...
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HIRING, HOUSEHOLD SPENDING STRENGTHEN Net job growth surprised to the upside in May: companies added 223,000 more workers than they laid ...
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CONSUMER SENTIMENT INDEX DESCENDS SLIGHTLY In its initial April edition, the University of Michigan’s survey of household sentiment saw its ...
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WEEKLY QUOTE “No trumpets sound when the important decisions of our life are made. Destiny is made known silently.” - Agnes de Mille ...
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