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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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Forecasts: Strong December for Vehicle Sales, Slowing growth in 2013

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Forecasts: Strong December for Vehicle Sales, Slowing growth in 2013

It looks like auto sales are finishing strong in 2012, however the growth rate for auto sales will probably slow in 2013. This is important because auto sales have been a key growth sector over the last few years, and that contribution will probably slow going forward.  The following table shows annual light vehicle sales,...
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Europe: Sarkozy calls on ECB to support growth

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Europe: Sarkozy calls on ECB to support growth

From the Financial Times: Sarkozy breaks silence over ECB role “Europe must purge its debts, it has no choice. But between deflation and growth, it has no more choice. If Europe chooses deflation it will die. We, the French, will open the debate on the role of the central bank in the support of...
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Jobs growth points to potential recovery in housing

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Jobs growth points to potential recovery in housing

The housing market remains in the trenches, but underlying fundamentals show a recovery is possible as long as employment continues to tick up, Capital Economics said Friday. The economy added 200,000 jobs in December, which could push residential real estate forward if it is met with lower prices and looser underwriting standards, analysts at...
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Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates faster growth in March

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Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates faster growth in March

from the NY Fed: Empire State Manufacturing Survey The Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that conditions for New York manufacturers continued to improve in March. The general business conditions index inched up 2 points, to 17.5. The new orders and shipments indexes fell but remained above zero, while the unfilled orders index rose above...
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