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September CPI Avoids Deflation Fears

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released the Consumer Price Index (CPI) Wednesday morning before the market opened. The CPI increased 0.1% in September, above the 0.0% expected by Bloomberg. ...
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Philly Fed Positive on Manufacturing

The Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia has released its Business Outlook Survey for the month of October. The report suggested continued expansion of the region’s manufacturing sector. Firms reported continued ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Buck Weak Economic Trends

The U.S. Labor Department has reported its weekly jobless claims for the last week, and it was a surprisingly good economic report. Despite weaker data elsewhere in rival economic reports, ...
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Will Weekly Jobless Claims Disappoint or Please the Market?

The U.S. Labor Department is set to report weekly jobless claims on Thursday morning. What is interesting about the trends of late is that weaker economic readings are prevailing, but ...
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Empire State Manufacturing Survey Hits the Skids

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York released the Empire State Manufacturing Survey for the month of October on Wednesday morning. Overall the reading for the survey signals that business ...
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September PPI — From Inflation to Deflation

The U.S. Department of Labor has release the wholesale inflation reading via the Producer Price Index (PPI) for the month of September. The headline reading was -0.1%, versus a Bloomberg ...
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Family Dollar Earnings Verdict – A Coin Toss!

Family Dollar Stores Inc. (NYSE: FDO) reported its earnings after the market closed Thursday as $0.73 in earnings per share and $2.61 billion in revenues. Thomson Reuters had estimates of ...
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Is Mario Draghi Out Of Bullets?

The European Central Bank recently left interest rates unchanged at its most recent rate policy communication. This was on the heels of the prior cut in rates where Europe is ...
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30-Year Treasury Auction Sees Shockingly Low Auction Yield

Investors have decided that the U.S. government should only have to pay 3.074% to borrow money for its 30-year bonds in the latest long bond auction. There was also a ...
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Counter Take: Are Investors Getting Too Confident?

If you are a contrarian, you want to be cautious when everyone else is euphoric. Warren Buffett has said to be fearful when others are greedy, but be greedy when ...
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Wholesale Trade Posts Larger Than Expected Gain

Wholesale trade figures for the month of August were released by the U.S. Department of Commerce Thursday morning. The reading came out at 0.7%, beating the Bloomberg estimate of 0.3%. ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Fall

The U.S. Department of Labor released the weekly jobless claims, which are continuing to remain very low and come in under estimates. This ongoing decline in workers filing for jobless ...
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FOMC Minutes: Fed Adjusts GDP and Inflation Targets Down Slightly

The Federal Reserve has released the minutes from the September 16 to 17 FOMC meeting. While the market was not looking for any massive step up on the time that ...
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CEOs Look Less Confident in Third Quarter

Are chief executives too negative on the economy right now? A new survey from The Conference Board and PricewaterhouseCoopers is out on Wednesday called the Measure of CEO Confidence, and ...
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Hedge Fund Assets Nearing All-Time Pre-Recession Highs

BarclayHedge and TrimTabs Investment Research announced Tuesday in a report that the hedge fund industry took in $18.4 billion in August. This marks the highest inflow in three months and ...
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