U.S. Outlook: Can we get a clean data point? Please!

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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It has been awhile since we have had a decent untainted reading on the health of the U.S. economy. U.S. economic data hasn’t disappointed economists’ expectations this bad since 2012.

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The 2014 drought and California wine

Adam Beak
Posted by Adam Beak
Agribusiness Banking
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If the drought continues, it won’t devastate every vineyard, but it would create real challenges for some.

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U.S. Outlook: Consumers stay home in January

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
graph of consumer spending

Bad weather, lackluster income growth, and reduced personal savings led to a January consumer spending strike.

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Instant Analysis: January jobs report

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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It looks to me like another weather-impacted payroll survey.  The report’s details are not as distressing as the headline shortfall.

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