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Empire Manufacturing Shows Much More Modest Growth Under Expectations

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its Empire State Manufacturing Survey for April, and the results were far less robust than had been expected. The General Business ...
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Q1 GDP May Have Only Risen 0.6%, According to Atlanta Fed

The Atlanta Fed has a publication titled the GDPNow Forecast. It is uses a model to come up with conclusions about economic growth. The most recent addition of the calculations ...
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Will US Energy Production Growth Stifle OPEC-Led Cuts?

Oil and gas production are rising at an "accelerating rate," according to a survey released on Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, which includes all of Texas, the ...
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Expect More Federal Reserve Rate Hikes in 2017

If the Federal Reserve and the financial markets are correct, 2017 will end up being the year that interest rates start to become more and more normalized on a historical ...
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Manufacturing Recovery Continues in Texas Region

Manufacturing continues to recover in the Texas region. The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas gave its Texas manufacturing outlook survey for the month of March, showing that manufacturing activity strengthened ...
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Kickstarting America’s Stalled Productivity Growth

In each of the past three years, U.S. productivity has risen less than 1%. Productivity is a measure of the amount of output the economy generated for an hour of ...
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Chicago Fed Shows Continued National Economic Trends in February

If you were expecting a federal funds rate hike from the Federal Reserve, you have likely noticed that economic data from the past 60 days has been stronger and stronger. ...
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How Rising Interest Rates Can Impact Your Mortgage and Housing Affordability

Now that the Federal Reserve's Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) has voted to raise interest rates for the first time in 2017, it is important to consider what this might ...
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Is This the Golden Age for Financial Stocks?

The U.S. economy is building momentum, and a large part of this has been the financial sector. “The Big Short” guy, Steven Eisman, even said back in December that we ...
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Why the Yellen and Fed Rate Hikes Are Favorable — With More Hikes to Come!

If you were under the belief that the underlying economy was not yet strong enough to support an interest rate hike, note that the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates. ...
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A Week of Continued Strong Jobs Data Pushes Chances of Fed Rate Hike in March

Maybe all that post-election economic hope and all the day in and day out record highs on the Dow Jones Industrial Average and in the S&P 500 Index had some ...
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How Janet Yellen Forecasts the Coming Interest Rate Hikes Quite Soon

24/7 Wall St. recently showed how Credit Suisse had capitulated that the Federal Reserve and Chair Janet Yellen were on track to hike rates as soon as the March Federal ...
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Why Credit Suisse Now Calls for March Fed Rate Hike

Things are looking up for the markets. Even with a political divide, the ambitions of higher growth, lower taxes and less regulation keep sending the stock market to new higher ...
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The Texas Economy Keeps Recovering and Looks Better for 2017

It may not seem like a secret that things are looking better for Texas in 2017 than 2016. After a painful two years of oil trends, the data around energy, ...
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American Household Debt Almost Back at Pre-Recession Levels

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York's Center for Microeconomic Data has released its reading for the level of household debt for the fourth quarter of 2016. As the headline ...
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