U.S. Outlook: Financial sector catches wave of growth

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing 2013 GDP growth contributions by sector

New data on 2013 growth gives us new detail about economic winners by industry and metro region.

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Instant Analysis: September FOMC statement

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Closeup of pillars on exterior of Federal Reserve building

There was something for everyone in today’s FOMC meeting materials: the statement, summary of economic and interest rate projections, and a description of the Fed’s policy normalization plans.

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Instant Analysis: Retail sales report for August

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Couple with young son looking in store window inside a mall.

Retail sales gains were broad-based in August but remained lumpy in magnitude. 

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U.S. Outlook: It’s all about the labor market

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing last several months of initial jobless claims.

There are many reasons I remain skeptical the September FOMC statement will change much, if at all.

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