U.S. Outlook: Gauging the impact of a housing slowdown

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The plunge in new home sales during March caused a lot of buzz this week. It feels to me more like a cyclical change happening, rather than a weather-related shock.

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U.S. Outlook: More encouraging signs of acceleration

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of initial jobless claims, showing downward trend.

The U.S. economy is actually showing more spring in its step. Signs include pick-ups in consumer spending, industrial production, and job creation.

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U.S. Outlook: Waiting for consumer credit to normalize

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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We’ve been waiting to see some growth in consumer credit, and it looks like some encouraging signs could ramp up in the months ahead.

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U.S. Outlook: Manufacturing rebound is on track

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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Recent economic data points to further strengthening of the U.S. economy this year. We see plenty of reasons to remain optimistic about the outlook for U.S. manufacturing, and that revitalization of the manufacturing sector will eventually spill over into other sectors of the economy. Below are brief highlights of my weekly economic analysis, followed by […]

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