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Chicago Fed Shows Worrying Signs for National Growth Trends

The Chicago Federal Reserve has released its Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) for the month of August. While this report is from a regional branch, it covers the nation, ...
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Inflation

Atlanta Fed Increases Inflation Expectations Slightly

The Atlanta Federal Reserve released its inflation expectations Friday. According to its most recent business inflation expectations survey, the month of September had a reading of 2.1%, compared to the ...
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Leading Indicators in August Take a Sharp Left Turn

The Conference Board released the numbers for leading economic indicators in the month of August. The reading on leading indicators was 0.2%, against a Bloomberg estimate of 0.4%. The previous, ...
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Scotland Independence Vote: It’s All Over but the Counting

The polls have been closed for about an hour in the Scottish referendum on independence. Votes are being tallied and early estimates on voter turnout are very high. According to ...
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Federal Reserve

Is the Fed Afraid of Deflation?

The Federal Reserve made its announcement for the FOMC policy meeting on Wednesday afternoon. Overall what 24/7 Wall St took away from the meeting was that the Fed plans to ...
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Philadelphia Fed Posts Huge Gains in Employment

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve released its Business Outlook Survey Thursday. Firms indicated that there was continued growth in the region’s manufacturing sector for September. The current activity index fell from ...
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Scotland Expects Record Turnout for Independence Vote

Voters in Scotland started going to the polls at 7 a.m. local time Thursday to answer a seemingly simple question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” There is a box ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Shatter Estimate

The U.S. Department of Labor released the numbers for weekly jobless claims Thursday morning. This week saw a huge drop in claims, almost as if it was correcting for the ...
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Monsoons Help U.S. Drought

The extreme drought in parts of the United States is being helped from an improbable source. It is what the U.S. Drought Monitor calls "monsoons." According to the experts from ...
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FOMC Verdict: Dovish Bias Remains

The Federal Reserve made its announcement for the FOMC policy meeting Wednesday afternoon, swinging markets from up to down -- and back to up initially. The long and short of ...
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CPI Moves From Inflation to Deflation

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for the month of August on Wednesday morning. Consumer prices fell in August, which creates a conundrum for a ...
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World Billionaire Count Reaches Record 2,325

The world has 2,325 billionaires, with a combined net worth of $7.3 trillion. That is if new data from Wealth X and UBS are right. At least two other well-known ...
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U.S. Household Incomes Finally Rising and Recovering From the Recession

A fresh report from the U.S. Census Bureau has what may be a starting point for the best news most Americans could have hoped for -- household incomes are finally on ...
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CEOs See Slower Sales, Hiring and Capital Spending

The Business Roundtable's third-quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Index signal that chief executives expect growth to slow in the six months ahead. The real risk here is that they see ...
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Food and Energy Put Pressure on PPI

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the month of August. Most readings came out flat with the previous month’s numbers. The PPI for final ...
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