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Factory Orders Growth at Half of Expectations

With economists seeking any signs of life that they can find, all economic readings are being given a closer look than might be otherwise expected. The U.S. Department of Commerce ...
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Dallas Fed Manufacturing Data Nearing Panic Mode

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas releases all sorts of regional data, but the one reading that the oil and gas sector and the economists are paying attention to is ...
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Q2 GDP Revised Even Higher Than Expected

Thursday's economic numbers brought a revision to the second quarter gross domestic product (GDP). While the number was expected to increase, it rose even more than anticipated. The prior 2.3% ...
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Can GDP Be Revised This Much Higher?

Thursday morning is going to be an interesting reading for second-quarter gross domestic product (GDP). This is the first revision for the second-quarter reading, and the preliminary report was shown ...
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European Markets Open Down 3%, Could Move to US

Major markets in Europe opened down 3% and then recovered slightly. Just after the open, the FTSE 100 was off 2.2% to 6,053. The French CAC 40 was down 2.4% ...
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Russian Retail, Car Sales Tanking

Retail sales in Russia plunged 9.2% year over year in July and have declined by 8.1% in the first seven months of 2015. Sales of new cars were down 27.5% ...
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Retail Sales Tick Higher in July

The U.S. Census Bureau has released the retail sales figures for July. Investors and economists have been looking for the consumer to drive the economy, particularly as about 70% of ...
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June Wholesale Trade Could Impact GDP Revision

The reading for wholesale trade in June came out with some mixed fanfare on Tuesday. While this may be a June reading and not important to many economists or investors ...
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Nonfarm Productivity Ticks Back Up With Rise in Labor Costs

It turns out that nonfarm productivity managed to post a small gain in the second quarter of 2015. While that gain was smaller than expected, there may be some relief ...
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US Reports Wider Trade Deficit in June

The U.S. trade balance, what the rest of us have grown used to calling the trade deficit, widened out to -$43.8 billion in June. The May report was originally reported ...
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Strong Factory Orders From June Not Given Much Thought

The report on factory orders in the month of June came in with a gain of 1.8%. This was 0.1% ahead of the consensus estimates from each Bloomberg and Dow ...
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7 Countries Near Bankruptcy

Puerto Rico defaulted on its $58 million debt repayment this week for the first time in its history. With its failure to repay creditors, the commonwealth joins the ranks of ...
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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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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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Will US Q2 GDP Challenge the 3% Growth Mark?

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) will be released on Thursday morning. Bloomberg has the consensus economist estimate as a gain of 2.9% for the second quarter, with a range from economists ...
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