Economy

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Uber Drivers to Protest at Super Bowl

Uber drivers are sick of being kicked around, at least as they see it. While the company's management gets rich on their shares (which the current valuation collapse of unicorns ...
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Despite Strong Dollar, Trade Deficits Not Changing Wildly From Year to Year

International trade is reported each month, but this is what the rest of us refer to as the trade deficit. After all, each month the United States imports are far ...
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Factory Orders Down 3% in December

A report out Thursday shows mixed results in factory activity, shipping and new orders in the United States. The U.S. Department of Commerce reported that factory orders slipped by 2.9% ...
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ISM Shows Slowing Growth in Services Sector Too

Economists and investors alike are trying to determine whether the stock market correction and volatility is about a financial valuation or about serious economic woes. They are not necessarily tied ...
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Online Job Openings Not Growing as Much as Payrolls

Does anyone get a job the old-fashioned way these days? One measurement of the jobs market is via the online advertised jobs vacancies. The Conference Board has released its Help ...
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Jefferies Has 6 Top Reasons Why Oil Can Go Higher in 2016

Any time there is a gigantic collapse in pricing, the same questions are always asked. How is it possible that something that was consistently trading in the $100 range like ...
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Eurozone PMI Slows

According to research firm Markit, eurozone PMI growth slowed to a four-month low, another sign the economies in major nations face challenges. The research firm reported: The eurozone economy made ...
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ISM Shows Slowing Growth in Regional New York City Business Activity

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has a monthly Report on Business, but it also compiles some regional data that shows more focused views in certain regions. The ISM's New ...
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What to Look for in Friday’s Unemployment and Payrolls Report

If there is one economic report that hits the heart of America, it is the monthly Employment Situation Report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). This report is released ...
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How Moody’s Sees Iran Coming Back Into the Global Economy

There are two simple questions with complex answers regarding Iran's economy. For starters, is Iran ready to come back into the global economy? And equally as important, is the world ...
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Mario Draghi and ECB to the Rescue, Again, Maybe

Monday may be getting a bit of fresh air from the discussions by the European Central Bank (ECB) at the European Parliament plenary debate, which was over the ECB Annual ...
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New Construction Spending Ticks Higher in December

The U.S. Census Bureau reported Monday morning that construction spending in December increased by 0.1% to an estimated seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.117 trillion from the downwardly revised estimate ...
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Personal Income Rising, Spending Flat

The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released its reading on personal income and outlays (spending) for the month of December. Some of the data may have been seen in ...
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Flint’s Troubled Demographics By The Numbers

Flint's water pollution problems have put the city at the center of the nation's attention. The primary cause corroding pipes and water with high lead content. The source--the Flint River. ...
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January Consumer Sentiment Dragged Down by Market Volatility and Wage Expectations

It turns out the rosy consumer sentiment reading from earlier in January was a tad less rosy than the flash report indicated. The Index of Consumer Sentiment from the University ...
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