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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update 3-06-2018 Economic data for the week included strong readings for manufacturing, consumer confidence and jobless claims, a slight revision downward in prior-quarter economic growth, but declines in durable goods and new/pending home sales. Equity markets suffered due to … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

Economic Update   (0/-) The ISM Non-manufacturing index came a bit weaker than expected, falling from November’s 53.9 to 53.0 for December (expectations called for 54.7).  On the positive side, employment improved by several points, while business activity was generally … Continue reading

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Weekly Economic Update

(+) Like its manufacturing counterpart the previous week, the non-manufacturing ISM improved more than expected for July, from 52.2 to 56.0, outperforming the median consensus estimate of 53.1.  Core business activity improved to over 60, coupled with gains in new … Continue reading

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