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February 2014 Conference Board Employment Index Strengthens but Decelerates

Written by Steven Hansen The Conference Board’s Employment Trends Index for February 2014 – which forecasts employment for the next 6 months – strengthened. What the author’s of this index are not telling you is that the growth rate of … Continue reading

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Median Consumer Remains Income Constrained

Written by Steven Hansen Even after the good gains shown for personal consumer income in January 2014, this factor continues to constrain economic expansion.

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Riding the Health Care Cost Rocket

Written by Steven Hansen When I read informed opinion on health care costs going up or going down, I visualize the scenes in the Exorcist (Linda Blair’s head rotating a complete 360 degrees or her pea soup hurling). It really depends … Continue reading

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Putting the ‘F’ Back in Federal Reserve

Age of Wisdom, Age of Foolishness (15) Written by Adam Whitehead, KeySignals.com They’re back and this time it’s for real!!! Regular readers of the funny papers will be familiar with the following cover page from, the day in September 2013, … Continue reading

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Seeking Truth of Inequality through Gini’s Way

Who Let the Gini Out? Searching for Sources of Inequality by Davide Furceri and Prakash Loungani, Voxeu.org Income inequality has been growing in many economies over the past two decades, and it is currently historically high. This column adds two … Continue reading

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