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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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Rail Week Ending 18 February 2017: Improvement Continues
Week 7 of 2017 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
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February 2017 Kansas City Fed Manufacturing At Highest Level Since June 2011
Kansas City Fed manufacturing has been one of the more stable districts and their index improved. Key internals improved.
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February 2017 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Insignificantly Improves
The market expectations for weekly initial unemployment claims were 240 K to 250 K (consensus 244,000), and the Department of Labor reported 244,000 new claims.
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January 2017 CFNAI Super Index Moving Average Statistically Unchanged
The economy's growth was statistically unchanged based on the Chicago Fed National Activity Index 3 month moving (3MA) average - but remains marginally below the historical trend rate of growth (but well above levels associated with recessions).
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January 2017 Headline Existing Home Sales Surprisingly Good
The headlines for existing home sales smartly improved saying "January's sales gain signals resilience among consumers even in a rising interest rate environment".
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Trucking Data Improves In January 2017
Truck shipments improved in January. Trucking data, like rail, may say the worst is over.
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November 2016 Consumer Credit Headlines Say Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Accelerated
1 month 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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Steven Hansen Commented on November 2016 Consumer Credit Headlines Say Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Accelerated:

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

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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (7 years 1 month)
Economic analysis for business.
President
Nesnah Associates Enterprises Limited
January 1995 - June 2010 (15 years 8 months)
Construction Contracting consultant, financial holdings, and yacht charters.

Education

California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
B.S.
1967 / 1971
Industrial Technology
San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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