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Chicago Fed “Index Points to Steady Economic Growth in August”

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Chicago Fed “Index Points to Steady Economic Growth in August”

From the Chicago Fed: Index Points to Steady Economic Growth in August The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) was unchanged at +0.18 in August. Three of the four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from July, and two of the four categories made positive contributions to the index in...
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Richmond Fed: “Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in May”

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Richmond Fed: “Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in May”

From the Richmond Fed: Fifth District Manufacturing Firms Reported Robust Growth in May Fifth District manufacturing firms saw robust growth in May, according to survey results from the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond. The composite index swung from ?3 in April to 16 in May, boosted by growth in the indexes for shipments, new...
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Earlier: Philly and NY Fed Manufacturing Surveys Showed Growth in February

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Earlier: Philly and NY Fed Manufacturing Surveys Showed Growth in February

Earlier from the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey Business activity continued to expand in New York State, according to firms responding to the February 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Survey. The headline general business conditions index fell five points to 13.1, suggesting a somewhat slower pace of growth than in January. … Labor market...
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Merrill: “Are the stars aligning for wage growth?”

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Merrill: “Are the stars aligning for wage growth?”

A few excerpts from an article by Merrill Lynch economist Joseph Song: Are the stars aligning for wage growth? One of the puzzles and disappointments of 2017 was the lack of better wage growth. Average hourly earnings started the year growing around 2.5% yoy but ended the year where it started, despite the unemployment...
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Oil: Slower Growth for Rig Count

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Oil: Slower Growth for Rig Count

A few comments from Steven Kopits of Princeton Energy Advisors LLC on May 5, 2017: • Total US oil rigs added 6 to 703, all of it in the Permian • US horizontal oil rigs were up 6 to 598, tied for the second smallest gain since late January • Morgan Stanley, among other...
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Chicago Fed “Economic Growth Picked Up in September”

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Chicago Fed “Economic Growth Picked Up in September”

From the Chicago Fed: Economic Growth Picked Up in September Led by improvements in production-related indicators, the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) increased to –0.14 in September from –0.72 in August. All four broad categories of indicators that make up the index increased from August, but in September, all four categories made negative...
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Zillow Forecast: Expect “Modestly Slower Growth” in January for the Case-Shiller Indexes than in December

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Zillow Forecast: Expect “Modestly Slower Growth” in January for the Case-Shiller Indexes than in December

The Case-Shiller house price indexes for December were released last week. Zillow forecasts Case-Shiller a month early, and I like to check the Zillow forecasts since they have been pretty close. From Zillow: January Case-Shiller Forecast: Modestly Slower Growth Expected The December Case-Shiller indices grew at a pace in line with prior months, with all...
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Update: Looking for Stronger Economic Growth in 2014

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Update: Looking for Stronger Economic Growth in 2014

Six weeks ago I wrote: Comment: Looking for Stronger Economic Growth in 2014. I listed several reasons for a positive outlook, and if anything, I’m a little more optimistic now.  Here are a few reasons: 1) The apparent budget deal takes a key downside risk off the table, and reduces the impact of the...
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Dallas Fed: “Texas Manufacturing Posts Slower Growth” in August

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Dallas Fed: “Texas Manufacturing Posts Slower Growth” in August

From the Dallas Fed: Texas Manufacturing Posts Slower Growth Texas factory activity increased but at a slower pace in August, according to business executives responding to the Texas Manufacturing Outlook Survey. The production index, a key measure of state manufacturing conditions, remained positive but fell from 11.4 to 7.3. Other measures of current manufacturing...
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Discussion on Inequality and Economic Growth

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Discussion on Inequality and Economic Growth

From 6:30 to 8:00 PM ET, the will be a live stream of professors Tony Atkinson and Paul Krugman discussing inequality and growth at CUNY. The dialogue will be moderated by Chrystia Freeland. As we endure the slow, uneven recovery from the “Great Recession,” there is no more critical or timely question than that...
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