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How to View Unemployment and Payrolls This Week

This coming Friday we will get to see the U.S. Labor Department's report on payrolls and unemployment data for the month of July. Investors get many sneak peaks and teases ...
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ISM Manufacturing Shows Weaker Growth

The ISM Manufacturing Index for July was released early Monday, showing another report in positive territory at 52.7 for the month. Unfortunately, that was in the wrong direction from last ...
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Personal Income and Spending Show No Real Inflation

Personal income and personal spending both came in with positive readings for the month of June. Personal income was up 0.4%, versus a 0.3% consensus from Bloomberg, and the month ...
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China PMI Continues Collapse as Other Forces Challenge Growth

If China's purchasing managers' index (PMI) is any indication of the health of the Chinese economy, then it is not healthy. The final figures for China's manufacturing in July, supplied ...
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Consumer Sentiment Ticks Lower in July

Consumer Sentiment got worse over the course of July rather than improved. The University of Michigan's Consumer Sentiment report was initially shown to be 93.3 in mid-July, but the final ...
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Little to No Inflation in Employment Costs

With Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve hoping and looking for any good news on higher prices and getting inflation back up to 2% or more, any aspect of pricing ...
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World Population To Reach Over 11 Billion.. In 2100

Very long-term forecasts about anything are a wasted exercise. So much can go wrong to disprove them. That did not keep The U.N.'s Department of Social Economic and Social Affairs ...
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California Saved More Water Than It Had To

The State of California instituted a law which mandated a 25% cut in water use. People and businesses did better than that, with a drop in use of 27.3% in ...
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Increase In Minimum Wage Could Rocket Fast Food Prices Higher By 25%

What will happen if the minimum wage paid by companies which offer fast food moves to $15? Food prices charged by these companies to customers would rise modestly. If that ...
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Q2 GDP Shows Growth, But Not Strong Enough

Investors, economists, and business owners just got to see their first view of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2015. The US economy grew by 2.3% in ...
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Did Janet Yellen Just Delay Rate Hikes Further?

Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have not made any change in interest rates. Again. While that no-change was expected, there just wasn't really any ...
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Is the Russian Central Bank Smart To Suspend Foreign Currency Buying?

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation, or the Bank of Russia, is again having to deal with currency volatility. While it tries to keep its economy from sliding further ...
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Consumer Confidence Tanks in July

The Conference Board has released its Consumer Confidence reading for the month of July. Confidence came crashing down, likely overshadowed by market volatility from the risks of Greece, China, and ...
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Here’s Why the Chinese Stock Market Will Remain Volatile

The Chinese stock market went into a free fall in Monday’s trading, dipping an amazing 8.5% in one day. Some investors may view this as the ultimate value opportunity, while ...
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Here’s Why the Chinese Stock Market Will Remain Volatile

The Chinese stock market went into a free fall in Monday’s trading, dipping an amazing 8.5% in one day. Some investors may view this as the ultimate value opportunity, while ...
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