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Steven Hansen, Publisher and Co-founder of Econintersect, is an international business and industrial consultant specializing in turning around troubled business units; consults to governments to optimize process flows; and provides economic indicator analysis based on unadjusted data and ... more

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August 2018 Residential Building Mixed
The headline residential building permits slowed and construction completions improved relative to last month.
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September 2018 Empire State Manufacturing Index Declined
The Empire State Manufacturing Survey index declined but remains in expansion. The key internals likewise declined but remains in expansion.
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July 2018 Headline Business Sales Improve
Overall business sales are improving since the low point in 2015 - and the trend in the last 6 months shows improvement in the rate of growth.
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August 2018 Industrial Production Again Improved
IP headline index has three parts - manufacturing, mining, and utilities - manufacturing was up 0.2 % this month, mining up 0.7 %, and utilities were up 1.2 %.
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August 2018 Import Price Year-Over-Year Inflation Moderated
Year-over-year import prices significantly declined whilst export price inflation also significantly declined.
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Retail Sales Growth Little Changed In August 2018
Retail sales were slightly up according to US Census headline data. The unadjusted rolling averages rate of growth was unchanged.
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February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
5 months ago

Yah, indicators are moving in several directions - this may turn out to be a soft year after all.

August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved
11 months ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
1 year ago

Absolutely - the lower end is just surviving from hand-to-mouth and this group is growing

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
1 year ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
1 year ago

this is a complex issue - i have a post which will be published on Saturday that details my position. most economists believe we are near full employment due to a demographic shift of the population [i do not but the demographic shift needs to be considered when using participation rates].

November 2016 Consumer Credit Headlines Say Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Accelerated
1 year ago

Agreed - to me it indicates that consumer spending growth is limited because of credit (especially with interest rates modest increase)

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
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