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This Is A Big Deal: Housing Permits And Starts Now A Long Leading Negative
The three month rolling average of starts, which smooths out the volatility, is at a 12 month low. the three month rolling average of single family starts is at a six month low.
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Retail Sales Disappoint — But Don’t Hyperventilate About It
Retail sales certainly were a disappointment, coming in at -0.3% nominally and -0.2% in real terms. That being said, the monthly reports are somewhat noisy.
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No, Record Job Openings In JOLTS Do Not Mean That Everything Is Teh Awesome
There is nothing in April’s JOLTS data suggesting any imminent economic downturn.The bad news is, it adds to the accumulating evidence of late cycle deceleration in the jobs market.
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It Depends On How They Value Time
A dollar today is worth more than a dollar tomorrow and a lot more than a dollar in 100 years. But what discount rate you set determines how much more.
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May Jobs Report: Nothing More Nor Less Than A Decent Late Cycle Report
This was generally a positive report, with declines in both the U-3 and U-6 unemployment and underemployment rates, and declines in those who are not in the labor force but want a job, and those who are working part time for economic reasons.
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Savings, Investment & The Deficits
Over the past decade, thanks to fracking, the US has approached self-sufficiency in oil.
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Presimetrics
Angry Bear
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
08/18/2010
The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how the presidents and their administrations are performing, but this analysis always skews along party lines. In Presimetrics, Kimel and Kanell take a fresh look at modern politics by gathering data from numerous government sources in order to compare and rank presidential performance on critical issues, from employment and health care to taxes and family values. The results frequently defy expectations. The lively text clearly explains how various policies of each administration affect the data, and fascinating information graphics lend even greater depth to the discussion, showing at a glance how multiple administrations stack up.