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November FOMC Statement Points to Moderated Business Investment Growth

  The Federal Open Market Committee has released its statement on the decision on whether or not to raise interest rates. As expected, no rate hike was announced at this ...
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What Matters Most in Q3 GDP

Friday will be showtime for the first reading on third-quarter gross domestic product (GDP). This is the ultimate measurement of the U.S. economy, which is now running in the $20 ...
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More Than Half of US Jobs Could Be Automated Over the Next 20 Years

Looking at the effect of automation on today's job market, the impact is being felt most in service and manufacturing jobs. That means fewer jobs for unskilled labor in the ...
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Industrial Production May Not Be as Tame as It Seems

The Federal Reserve released its most recent views on industrial production in the United States on Tuesday. September's report said production increased by 0.3% on a seasonally adjusted basis. The ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Some of Facebook Inc.'s (NASDAQ: FB) Instagram users were unable to access their accounts briefly. According to Reuters: Facebook Inc’s  photo-sharing social network Instagram was not working on Wednesday for ...
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Energy Sector Remains Robust Though Pipeline Constraints Threaten: Dallas Fed

In its monthly report on the energy industry, the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas reported Monday that energy sector momentum remained strong in the third quarter of 2018. The bank's ...
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More Taming of GDP Growth Figures for Q3 of 2018

The economy may get another 4% growth rate in gross domestic product (GDP) in the third quarter of 2018. Or will it? The figure for the second-quarter GDP growth in ...
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New York Fed Sees $2.5 Billion Profit on Bear Stearns in Final Maiden Lane Sales

The financial crisis and the Great Recession of a decade ago brought on some very positive and some very questionable outcomes after considering the banking bailouts. Some people wanted the ...
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After All These Trade War Fears, No Real Inflation Has Been Seen

If the public only listened to the rhetoric of politicians and the headlines and sound bites from the financial and mainstream media, it would be rather easy to be tricked into thinking that ...
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How the September Beige Book Looks for the Oil, Gas and Energy Sector

When investors and economists hear about a Beige Book release it is rarely a report that generates serious excitement. That said, there is almost always important information about the national ...
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6 Most Important Things in Business Today

Early trading in shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) will gauge investor reaction to the end of founder Elon Musk's attempt to go private. According to Reuters: Investors on Monday ...
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The Fed Fight Over Interest Rates

St. Louis Fed chief James Bullard believes rate increases by the central bank over the course of the year may cripple the economy. Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell thinks otherwise, ...
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Jackson Hole: Ask Not How Many Rate Hikes, but Whether Target Rates Can Be Maintained

The annual Federal Reserve symposium at Jackson Hole, Wyoming, starts on Friday, and Fed watchers are pulling out their binoculars. Fed Chair Jay Powell is set to speak in the ...
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FOMC Minutes Point Heavily to Risks in Trade and Tariffs

  If you thought that Federal Reserve's FOMC meeting for July 31 and August 1 was all over and done, guess again. Wednesday brought the release of the FOMC ...
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10 Reasons Long-Term Treasury Yields Remain Stuck Under 3%

Higher interest rates are coming. That's the message that the investment community has heard for the better part of 18 months now. And interest rates have risen in the United ...
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