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U.S. Births decreased slightly in 2015

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U.S. Births decreased slightly in 2015

From the National Center for Health Statistics: Births: Preliminary Data for 2015. The NCHS reports: The preliminary number of births for the United States in 2015 was 3,977,745, a decrease of less than 1% (0.3%) from 2014 (3,988,076). This decline followed the increase in births from 2013 to 2014, which was the first increase...
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Review: Ten Economic Questions for 2015

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Review: Ten Economic Questions for 2015

At the end of each year, I post Ten Economic Questions for the coming year. I followed up with a brief post on each question. The goal was to provide an overview of what I expected in 2015 (I don’t have a crystal ball, but I think it helps to outline what I think will...
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November 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 255 Institutions

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November 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 255 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for November 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for November 2015. During the month, the list fell from 264 institutions to 255 after nine removals. Assets dropped...
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Las Vegas: On Pace for Record Visitor Traffic in 2015, Conventions Returning

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Las Vegas: On Pace for Record Visitor Traffic in 2015, Conventions Returning

Another update … during the recession, I wrote about the troubles in Las Vegas and included a chart of visitor and convention attendance: Lost Vegas. Since then Las Vegas visitor traffic recovered to a new record high in 2014. We only have data through September 2015, but visitor traffic is 2.4% above the record...
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Schedule for Week of October 11, 2015

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Schedule for Week of October 11, 2015

The key economic reports this week is September retail sales on Tuesday. For manufacturing, September Industrial Production will be released on Friday, and the October NY and Philly Fed manufacturing surveys will be released this week. For prices, CPI will be released on Thursday. —– Monday, October 12th —–The Bond Market and Banks will...
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Schedule for Week of September 27, 2015

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Schedule for Week of September 27, 2015

Special Note: If Congress shuts down the government on Wednesday, the employment report will not be released on Friday. The key report this week is the September employment report on Friday. Other key indicators include the September ISM manufacturing index and September vehicle sales, both on Thursday. There are several Federal Reserve speakers this...
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Schedule for Week of September 6, 2015

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Schedule for Week of September 6, 2015

This will be light week for economic data. —– Monday, September 7th —–All US markets will be closed in observance of the Labor Day holiday. —– Tuesday, September 8th —–9:00 AM ET: NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for August. 10:00 AM ET: The Fed will release the monthly Labor Market Conditions Index (LMCI). 3:00...
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Schedule for Week of August 16, 2015

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Schedule for Week of August 16, 2015

Special Note: CR is on vacation this week and will return on Sunday, August 23rd. The early consensus looks low for existing home sales! The key reports this week are July housing starts on Tuesday, and July existing home sales on Thursday. For prices, CPI will be released on Wednesday. —– Monday, August 17th...
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July 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 290 Institutions

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July 2015: Unofficial Problem Bank list declines to 290 Institutions

This is an unofficial list of Problem Banks compiled only from public sources. Here is the unofficial problem bank list for July 2015. Changes and comments from surferdude808: Update on the Unofficial Problem Bank List for July 2015. During the month, the list fell from 309 institutions to 290 after 20 removals and one...
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Schedule for Week of July 26, 2015

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Schedule for Week of July 26, 2015

The key reports this week are Q2 GDP on Thursday, and Case-Shiller house prices on Tuesday. The FOMC meets on Tuesday and Wednesday, and no change to policy is expected at this meeting. —– Monday, July 27th —–8:30 AM: Durable Goods Orders for June from the Census Bureau. The consensus is for a 3.1%...
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