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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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July 2018 Sea Container Movements Slow
The July year-over-year export counts were weaker than last month - and imports are now showing a declining trend line.
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July 2018 Residential Building Disappointing
The headline residential building permits improved and construction completions were unchanged relative to last month. But we keep our eyes on the rolling averages which told us this was a weaker report than last month.
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July 2018 CPI: Year-Over-Year Inflation Rate Unchanged At 2.9%
According to the BLS, the Consumer Price Index (CPI-U) year-over-year inflation rate was 2.9 % - rate of year-over-year growth up 0.2 % from last month.
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August 2018: ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Index At 45 Week Low
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward remains in expansion.
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Rail Week Ending Saturday, August 4: Economically Intuitive Sectors Rate Of Growth Slowing
Week 31 of 2018 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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June 2018 Headline Wholesale Sales Slow
The headlines say wholesale sales were down month-over-month with inventory levels remaining elevated.
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February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
4 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
10 months ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
10 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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Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (8 years 7 months)
Economic analysis for business.
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Nesnah Associates Enterprises Limited
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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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