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Consumer Sentiment at 8-Year High

The Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Consumer Sentiment Index rose from a final November reading of 88.8 to a preliminary December reading of 93.8. The December index is the highest reading ...
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The Deflation Debate Gets Louder After Producer Prices

The fears of deflation due to lower energy prices and lower demand are likely to get stronger. The U.S. Department of Labor reported that the Producer Price Index (PPI) was ...
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Will Winter Hurt GDP Recovery?

On occasion, some set of experts will revise U.S. GDP forecasts downward. While American consumer spending remains strong, weak economies overseas may lose some of their need for U.S. exports. ...
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U.S. Standard of Living Improved in 2014

While many Americans believe that unemployment and gridlock in Washington have gone a long way to ruin this year, much of the population does not see it that way. Based ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Holding Steady

Weekly jobless claims were reported by the U.S. Labor Department on Thursday morning as 294,000. This reading was against a Bloomberg estimate of 295,000. The previous level was unchanged at 297,000, so no ...
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Big Businesses See Economy Continuing to Grow in 2015

Purchasing and supply management executives predicted in the December 2014 Semiannual Economic Forecast that the U.S. economy will continue to grow in 2015. The manufacturing sector is optimistic about the ...
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Low Customer Satisfaction Hampering Holiday Spending?

For three consecutive quarters, the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) has been declining, and the recent 0.7% drop in the third could indicate weak spending growth for the important fourth ...
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Greece Makes Itself Relevant Again, at Least for a Couple of Weeks

Greece is making itself temporarily relevant yet one more time. Greece’s Prime Minister, Antonis Samaras, has called for a presidential election to be moved up to next week rather than ...
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The College President That Earned Over $7 Million

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education, one private college president earned over $7 million in 2012. And 36 earned more than $1 million in the same year. The Chronicle's ...
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Loving the PIIGS: Ireland and Bank of Ireland Raised by S&P

With 10-year bond yields under 2% for much of the eurozone, and with inflation sliding into deflation, it is impossible to not notice when the ratings agencies actually upgrade a ...
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Total Blowout on Labor Department Payrolls Report

The U.S. Department of Labor released the November Employment Situation report Friday morning. This report comes on the heels of a positive ISM manufacturing report and positive ADP and TrimTabs ...
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Mario Draghi Loosely Outlines ECB Quantitative Easing for 2015

The European Central Bank (ECB) has decided to follow the Bank of England by not cutting interest rates. Still, ECB President Mario Draghi has talked up the scenario for additional ...
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What to Expect From European Central Bank and Draghi on Quantitative Easing

Thursday is expected to bring word of expanded economic stimulus at the European Central Bank (ECB) meeting, with the likely timing being early 2015. Mario Draghi has already gone as ...
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Very Different Payroll Gains From ADP and TrimTabs Ahead of Unemployment

This Friday's unemployment and payrolls report for November will be widely watched by economists, investors and business owners very closely. ADP and TrimTabs try to pinpoint their projections ahead of ...
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CEOs Getting More Cautious About Growth in 2015

The Business Roundtable has released its fourth-quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Index, which is effectively a more muted expectation for what CEOs are thinking they should expect in 2015. CEOs ...
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