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Federal Reserve Stays Dovish in Last FOMC Meeting Ahead of 2015

Wednesday marked the last Federal Reserve meeting for the year 2014. The big question was whether Janet Yellen and fellow members of the Fed would leave in the "considerable period" ...
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Mixed Inflation and Deflation News in Consumer Prices

Last week's report on the Labor Department's Producer Price Index showed that deflationary pressures were rising on the wholesale level. Now we have retail inflation and deflation numbers out via ...
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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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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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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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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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NY Fed Dudley Talks Rate Hike Timing and Actual Benefit on Lower Oil

William C. Dudley, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, has made some comments regarding the timing of when interest rates would likely rise. ...
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Despite Lower Oil Prices, Texas Manufacturing Remains Relatively Strong

If there is one state that comes to mind that may be worrying about lower oil prices, Texas has to be at or at least close to the top of ...
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Philly Fed Blows Out Estimates in November

The Philadelphia Fed released its November Business Outlook Survey on Thursday morning. The main reading in the survey, the current activity index, suggested a pickup in growth when it blew ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Continue to Bounce Off Recovery Lows

The U.S. Department of Labor released its weekly jobless claims for the week ending on November 15. The reading came in at 291,000, against a Bloomberg consensus estimate of 284,000. ...
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Fed October FOMC Minutes: Long Live the Status Quo!

The Federal Reserve has released the minutes from the October FOMC meeting. The report took into account the increased slowdown risks from China, Europe and Japan. One takeaway is that ...
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October PPI More Inflationary Than Expected, at Least on the Surface

The U.S. Department of Labor released the data for October’s Producer Price Index, or PPI. The inflation at the producer level for October was higher than expected, and headline inflation ...
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Draghi Talks More About Coming Quantitative Easing

Mario Draghi, President of the European Central Bank (ECB), spoke on Monday to the European Parliament's Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee. While there are many comments in the prepared notes ...
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