U.S. Outlook: U.S., Mexico reach preliminary trade agreement

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Semi truck hauling 8 new cars through a vast field under a partly cloudy sky.

It is improbable that future U.S.-Canada trade will not be governed by a trade agreement in one form or another.

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Instant Analysis: August FOMC meeting minutes

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Facade of the Federal Reserve building in Washington DC on a sunny day.

A September rate hike is a near certainty at the next FOMC meeting. 

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U.S. Outlook: Emerging markets turmoil returns

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Flea market scene in Argentina, with lots of shoppers milling about.

Emerging markets turmoil returned with a vengeance this week, and it’s more than a simple “taper tantrum” this time around.

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U.S. Outlook: Job growth cools in July

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Sun-drenched shot of workers hurrying across a bridge at the start of the workday.

Despite the miss on the headline job growth last month, it is impossible to describe the labor market as soft.

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