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US Morning Report: Depressed Prices, Jobless claims makes news again

Import Prices are now down 2.7% on year after they first breached the zero line in May ever so slightly. Export prices are similarly depressed by 2.1% on year. However on the … Continue reading

July 12, 2012

US Morning Report: Jobs report denies Thursday’s Private payrolls report / Services optimism

Th eJobs report finally came out to a measly 80K. Private Payrolls are up 84K and the unemployment rate unchanged. Dow Futures are down 60 points as we speak with … Continue reading

July 6, 2012

US Morning report: It starts with a dull PMI and then, Jobless claims do not add up

It is mostly Global moves from across the  pond hurting this nation as euro data disappoints (The lowdown here) The MarkIt PMI hasn’t caught on the fancy of US Economists … Continue reading

June 21, 2012

US Economy: Roughing up on Bad news Thursday

The day before the BLS Jobs report, everything is looking black and blue for the US economy with the Dollar index at 83 and courtesy the Euro still climbing inordinately … Continue reading

May 31, 2012

The Deal Economy and US Economic commentary from week of April 22 : Facebook listing to help the NASDAQ 100

The week past had a lot of misplaced Housing “crisis” data and Jobless claims data so you possibly did not miss much as I forced myself on a holiday.  As … Continue reading

April 29, 2012

US Economy (EoD Review) : The Week ahead April 8 – April 15, 2012

Consumer Credit reports a rise of $8.7 bln, fall in revolver The good news that was expected to come from the Jobs report did not make it a very Happy … Continue reading

April 6, 2012

US Economy: The GDP number is a round 3% (Here’s what’s happening in the World Tonight, Ray B., San Diego)

Markets will of course be happy in an otherwise dull week that the GDP report has not thrown any negative surprises, and forget any planned surprises like yesterday’s Reuters report … Continue reading

March 29, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: ICSC sales put on brakes, Case Schiller worst since 2006, Health back with a GOP agenda?

Though the Fed would have preferred being proved right ont he continuing recoevery its indicated fears are coming true though no Jobs number is due this Tuesday. The Weekly Goldman … Continue reading

March 27, 2012

US Economy: Worries about the “head fake” in housing data, production declines and then Bernanke speaks..

Markets shoot up knowing well enought hat the mixed housing and manufacturing data showing wweakness in consumption and housing is really not significant and that the recocery is on. The … Continue reading

March 26, 2012 · 1 Comment

US Economy: The morning begins well, It is Jobs thursday

Jobless claims fell 5,000 from a revised 353,000 for the week to 348,000 and the claims average took another hit in the belt with a drop to 355,000. A widely … Continue reading

March 22, 2012