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Feb 04, 2014

GDP is UP

Fourth-quarter 2013 GDP was released by the government recently, and the data looks good, but there are still areas to watch for in 2014....More
Jan 23, 2014

Exuberance!

Stick with solid economic indicators not market exuberance....More
Jan 21, 2014

The Declining Unemployment Rate

Unemployment numbers can be insightful but distracting economic indicators....More
Jan 15, 2014

December Retail Sales - Ho Ho Hum

The December Retail Sales numbers are in and they are not terrible, but neither are they terribly encouraging....More
Jan 10, 2014

Is There Really a Growing Income Disparity?

More households have moved into the middle-class and more people have joined the highest income group....More
Jan 07, 2014

Starting the Year

While there are areas of concern, our economic outlook for the US and the world is positive overall....More
Dec 12, 2013

A Promising Budget Deal from Washington

The Ryan-Murray budget doesn’t please everyone, but it does hold promise....More
Dec 11, 2013

Doctors Say "No" in California

Lower reimbursements in California have led to fewer physicians servicing the healthcare exchanges....More
Dec 06, 2013

A Balanced Look at the Manufacturing Employment Numbers

Recent manufacturing employment numbers need to be viewed in the larger economic context....More
Dec 04, 2013

The Economics of the Employment Recovery and Quantitative Easing

With a profitable corporations slow to hire, further Federal Reserve quantitative easing could create more potential for inflationary pressures and....More
Nov 26, 2013

The Fed Could Do More?

Janet Yellen’s claims regarding Fed actions deserve closer scrutiny....More
Nov 21, 2013

Tax Increase Eyed by the Senate as 'More Fair'

A proposed tax on earnings held overseas will not bring the benefits its sponsors promise....More
Nov 15, 2013

Canada Cuts and Wins

Canada’s fiscal policy is an example worth considering....More
Nov 11, 2013

Hype and Profits Surround the Carbon Conversation

Proposed views of a catastrophic future need thorough review and a valid cost-benefit analysis....More
Oct 30, 2013

A Good September in Economic News

US Industrial Production and leading indicator signals continue to give a consistent economic outlook....More
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