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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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25 March 2017 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Again Worsens
The trend of the 4-week moving average insignificantly worsened this week. This marks 106 consecutive weeks of initial claims below 300,000, the longest streak since 1970.
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February 2017 Pending Home Sales Index Improves?
The National Association of Realtors seasonally adjusted pending home sales index rebounded to the second highest level in a decade.
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Richmond Fed Manufacturing Survey Again Improves In March 2017
For the fourth month, the regional Fed surveys seem to be saying uniformly that growth is expanding. The Richmond Fed subcategories were strong - especially new orders.
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March 2017 Texas Manufacturing Survey Continues To Expand
One must assume with surveys that change in values is relative to the previous month. This survey remained in positive territory with both new orders and unfilled orders in positive territory, and both improved.
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Slow Economic Growth Will Be Around For A Long Time
USA economic growth of 4% year-over-year is likely impossible without massive deficit spending. Economic dynamics are simply not there for the consumer segment of the economy to expand spending.
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ECRI's WLI Growth Index Shows Continued Moderate Slowing Of Rate Of Growth
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in positive territory for the 52nd week - after spending the previous 35 consecutive weeks in negative territory.
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November 2016 Consumer Credit Headlines Say Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Accelerated
2 months 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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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (7 years 2 months)
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.

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

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