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27 February 2015: ECRI's WLI Essentially Unchanged and Remains in Negative Territory

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ECRI"s WLI Growth Index was essentially unchanged but has remained in negative territory for 20 weeks. According to ECRI, this index is forecasting slower economic growth in 1H2015 and now into 2H2015. ECRI released their inflation index this past week and is discussed below.

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What We Read Today 05 March 2015

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US Companies Losing Price War As Massive Job Cuts Hit Industry While Saudis Profit

The oil price is on the up, after falling below 50 dollars a barrel in January. At the moment it is rising steadily. But for some oil companies in the U.S. it may be too late.







Infographic Of The Day: Where History's Greatest Minds Traveled To Unwind

Ever wonder where Ernest Hemingway's favorite travel destination was?

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The oil price is on the up, after falling below 50 dollars a barrel in January. At the moment it is rising steadily. But for some oil companies in the U.S. it may be too late.


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January 2015 Trade Data Headlines Show Weakness in Exports and Imports

Written by Steven Hansen

A quick recap to the trade data released today again shows both the unadjusted value of import and export rolling averages decelerating month-over-month. Many care about the trade balance (which was better than last month and at expectations), but trade balance simply has little correlation to economic activity. Likely much of the bad data is due to the West Coast ports labor issues.

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