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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

The European Union will tighten the screening process for foreign takeovers of companies, according to the Financial Times. Among the reasons may be a surge in China's mergers and acquisitions, ...
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PMI Manufacturing and ISM Manufacturing Show Growth and Mixed Reads on Inflation

While most economic reports have come in with mixed readings lately, the common theme seems to be moderate growth but with inflationary pressure that is much less than what the ...
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Chicago PMI Shows Downtick in Growth but Higher Inflation

The Chicago Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI) had been steadily accelerating in 2017, and it reached a three-year high in June with its reading of 65.7. The July report confirmed some ...
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How All Fresh Economic Indictors Are Pointing to Weaker Inflation

It might seem counterintuitive to think that the economy needs higher inflation. Still, that's the current thinking. The problem is that the economy just is not getting enough inflation considering ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

A new ransomware cyberattack hit over 300,000 computers, primarily in Russia, Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe. Some portions of the software seem to have been taken from the NSA. The ...
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Will a Drop in Wholesale Inventories Hurt Q2 GDP Growth?

The monthly release of wholesale trade inventories data rarely moves the markets, and it is reported with a one-month lag. Yet the April reading of wholesale inventories might actually have ...
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OECD Forecasts Quickening Global Growth

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) offered its global outlook on the economy, both worldwide and in major regions. It expects solid growth in most areas and improvement ...
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Moody’s Slashes China Debt Rating

Moody's cut China's debt rating to A1 from Aa3 because of rising national financial obligations and worries that GDP growth rate will slow. It is a blow to the central ...
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Why a Weak GDP Report Matters to Bulls & Bears Alike

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis delivered disappointing growth estimates of gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2017. Investors and economists know that this ...
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China’s Economy Grew 6.9% in Q1

China's double-digit GDP grow is well behind it. However, its economy continues to expand at impressive levels, particularly because, among other things, it is the world's second largest economy. In ...
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Higher GDP Largely Ignored by the Markets

Gross domestic product (GDP) is how economists, consumers, politicians and academia all measure economic growth. GDP in the United States is dominated handily by consumer spending. And the hope after ...
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Business Roundtable CEOs Express Pessimism on GDP

The first-quarter survey of chief executive officers who are members of the Business Roundtable showed pessimism about U.S. gross domestic product growth for 2017. The Business Roundtable CEO Economic Outlook Index included ...
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Why Weak GDP and Weak Durable Goods Should Not Matter, at Least This Time Around

The only way to describe Friday's key economic reports would be disappointing. The durable goods reading for December was soft, and the first-quarter look at fourth-quarter gross domestic product (GDP) ...
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Mexican Economy, World’s 15th Largest, by the Numbers

As the issues over whether the United States will walk away from North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) boil, one of the things at risk is the future growth of the ...
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World Economic Growth to Rise by 2.7%, Hampered by Latin America — World Bank

The World Bank has come out with its 2017 economic forecast, and the numbers are distressing. The global economy is expected to rise by 2.7%, below earlier forecasts. Trouble Latin America ...
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