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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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Retail Sales Growth Improves In May 2018
Retail sales were up according to US Census headline data. The unadjusted rolling averages rate of growth improved, and was well above forecasts.
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May 2018 Import Price Year-Over-Year Inflation Rate Surged
Year-over-year import price and export price inflation surged this month.
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April 2018 Headline Business Sales Improved
Overall business sales are improving since the low point in 2015 - but the trend in the last 6 months shows little change in the rate of growth.
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June 2018 FOMC Meeting Statement: Fed Funds Rate Increased
The Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) - the board of directors of the Federal Reserve - raised the federal funds rate as expected.
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May 2018 Producer Price Final Demand Year-Over-Year Inflation Grew
The Producer Price Index year-over-year inflation increased from 2.6 % to 3.1 %.
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May 2018 CPI: Year-Over-Year Inflation Rate Now 2.8%
The Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate was 2.8 % - rate of year-over-year growth up 0.3 % from last month.
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February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
2 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
8 months ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
8 months 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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March 2010 - Present (8 years 5 months)
Economic analysis for business.
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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
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1967 / 1971
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San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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