All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

U.S. Outlook: Retail sales slip again in March

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
graph showing trends in personal savings rate over last several years.

March retail sales came in lower than expected, down 0.3%, ending a disappointing first quarter for consumer spending.

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Outlook for the nursery/greenhouse industry in 2016

Jeff Burch
Posted by Jeff Burch
Agribusiness Banking
Male greenhouse worker in overalls watering a large row of green plants.

Economic indicators point to a strong year ahead for those in the nursery/greenhouse industry.

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U.S. Outlook: It’s all about the jobs

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing monthly job gains (and losses) over the past several years.

The October jobs report revealed a solid improvement in job creation from the prior two months, solidifying expectations for better economic growth in the fourth quarter.

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U.S. Outlook: Ignore the headline – Q3 GDP report was solid

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent patterns in consumer spending (monthly)

Real GDP growth for the third quarter (1.5%) was a big deterioration from the second quarter’s 3.9% growth, but in this instance the headline was deceiving.

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