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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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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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Empire State Manufacturing Hits Multiyear High

The New York Federal Reserve has released the Empire State Manufacturing survey for the month of September. The September 2014 Empire State Manufacturing Survey indicates that business activity ramped up its pace ...
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Economic Numbers in China Looking Atrocious

Tracking economic data out of China is extremely hard to compare to the rest of the world. After all, most of the world would be thrilled to have growth numbers ...
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Consumer Sentiment on the Rise

The Consumer Sentiment Index from Reuters and the University of Michigan was released Friday morning. The trend through August has been overall positive posting sentiment gains. The consumer sentiment reading ...
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Import and Export Prices Fall in August, Led by Oil

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released the import and export prices for the month of August. Prices fell on the overall readings, but this was driven down by ...
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Retail Sales Make Strong Recovery in August

The U.S. Department of Commerce has released the retail sales report for the month of August. After another consecutive disappointing month in July, retail sales changed their tune and made ...
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Treasury Budget Deficit Narrows in August

The U.S. Treasury has issued its budget for the month of August 2014, showing a deficit of $128.708 billion. The report is based upon receipts (taxes and income) of $194.248 ...
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Stellar 30-Year U.S. Treasury Bond Auction

The U.S. Treasury has conducted a 30-year Treasury bond auction and the results looked impressive. The news seems a bit surprising considering what has happened with a Ukraine-Russia ceasefire and ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Unexpectedly Rise

The U.S. Department of Labor has released its report on weekly jobless claims. Some economists were wondering if the Employment Situation's weak payrolls report from the previous week would have any ...
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Should Regulation Cost $2 Trillion in the Manufacturing Sector?

With the exception of a few people who have no care about consequences, most Americans would agree that some form of regulation and laws governing companies and entities has to ...
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Wholesale Inventories Rise Slower Than Expected

The U.S. Census Bureau released the numbers for the monthly wholesale report for July 2014. The total inventories only rose 0.1%, against a Dow Jones and Bloomberg consensus estimates of ...
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EIA Lowers 2014 and 2015 Global Oil Demand Outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its International Energy Outlook for 2014, and the outlook is one of lower price expectations in oil in 2014 and 2015. While ...
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