All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

U.S. Outlook: Are small businesses joining the expansion?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing rise in confidence of small business owners

Two new data points suggest that small businesses are finally getting in the economic expansion act. Plus: Workers are quitting more.

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U.S. Outlook: Updating our virtuous cycle checklist

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing latest dip in jobless claims

Economists have been trying to spot a pro-growth virtuous cycle in the current ecomomic expansion, and now we believe it’s near.

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U.S. Outlook: Taking the temperature of the consumer

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing recent rebound in consumer spending.

Consumer spending was back on track in August.

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U.S. Outlook: What’s in store for September payrolls?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph of initial jobless claims YTD 2014, with falling trend line.

The U.S. economy appears to be holding on to much of its momentum in the third quarter.

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