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Niger by the Numbers: Its Population and Economy

Most Americans know little or nothing about Niger, the country where four U.S. soldiers were killed in an ambush. It is a small country based on population and one of ...
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Long-time American Express Co. (NYSE: AXP) CEO Kenneth Chenault will step down. He leaves a mixed record as the company has been troubled by the success of other credit cards ...
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Can Ireland Withstand Hurricane Ophelia?

2017 has been the strongest hurricane season since at least 2005, and many observers would say that it is a year when the hurricanes and tropical storms just did not ...
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China PMI Surges in Hopeful Sign for World Economy

The National Bureau of Statistics of China released its manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) for September. The number was a very healthy 52.4. Any number above 50 signals expansion. Since ...
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Revised figures from the U.S. Department of Commerce show that second-quarter gross domestic product rose 3.1%. There is worry about the third quarter. According to Reuters: The U.S. economy expanded ...
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Durable Goods Orders Perking Up

If there was a contest to find the one major government economic report that is the most volatile and unpredictable through good times and bad times alike, the durable goods report ...
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National Economic Growth Slowed in August

The regional branches of the Federal Reserve release regional economic data, but some of the regional banks issue national economic reports. It is those national economic reports that usually stand ...
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How 2 Hurricanes Are Wrecking GDP Growth Hopes

The current administration wants U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) to be at least 3%. It feels like it has been ages since that sort of growth was seen. Now we've ...
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Florida’s $815 Billion GDP Faces Major Threat

Florida has the fourth largest economy among all states, as measured by state gross domestic product. Much of this GDP is threatened by Hurricane Irma, which could undermine business and ...
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North Korea and Debt Ceiling Tie as Disasters for US Economy

Job creation continues to rumble forward and even gain momentum at a pace rarely seen in U.S. history since World War II. Real estate prices continue to soar in many ...
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Strong Q2 GDP Report Gets Big Ho-Hum From Markets

The U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Economic Analysis delivered a better-than-expected growth second estimate of gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2017. Real GDP increased at ...
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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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