U.S. Outlook: Industrial production is on a roll, but will it last?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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A broad-based revival in industrial production at the end of 2013, and we look at various indicators of what this could mean for 2014.

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U.S. Outlook: The consumer is solid; what about housing?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The incoming economic data continues to justify our sanguine outlook for the U.S. economy in 2014.

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U.S. Outlook: Improving trade balance is a game changer

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
chart of trade deficit

A major shift in the U.S. trade deficit could signal faster U.S. economic growth this year.

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The new mortgage rules: What ATR means for you

Karen Mayfield
Mortgage Banking
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Part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, the ATR rule was established to set minimum standards that a lender must use to determine that consumers have the ability to repay the mortgages they get.

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