Econintersect: Week 24 of 2014 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) grew according to the Association of American Railroads (AAR) traffic data. Rail growth continues to be good, but this week is again slightly weaker than previous weeks.
June 19th, 2014
from the Securities and Exchange Commission
The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to help educate investors about affinity fraud, a type of investment scam that preys upon members of identifiable groups, such as religious or ethnic communities or the elderly. At its core, affinity fraud exploits the trust and friendship that exist in groups of people who have something in common.
Blue Line 4 Week Average
The market was expecting the weekly intial unemployment claims at 295,000 to 315,000 (consensus 313,000) vs the 312,000 reported. The more important (because of the volatility in the weekly reported claims and seasonality errors in adjusting the data) 4 week moving average moved from 315,500 (reported last week as 315,250) to 311,750.
from the Congressional Budget Office
Many factors, including per capita GDP, affect Americans’ standard of living. Although CBO has not analyzed all of those factors or their effects, the agency projects that real GDP per capita will grow, on average, by about 2 percent per year between 2014 and 2017, when it is expected to return to its historical relationship with the economy’s potential output (see the table below).