All Posts Tagged: consumer spending

Instant Analysis: FOMC statement for July

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Shot of the Federal Reserve on a sunny day.

The statement points out that the labor market has strengthened since the last FOMC meeting, and that household spending has been growing strongly.

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U.S. Outlook: A few breaks in the clouds this week

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Chart showing stock losses in Europe

Financial volatility continues to calm in the aftermath of the U.K. vote.

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U.S. Outlook: Glass half-full or half-empty?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
graph showing trends in consumer spending, with recent rise.

The mixed picture of U.S. economic growth continued this week, and the May jobs number was more than disappointing.

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U.S. Outlook: Is manufacturing resurgence a reality or a dream?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
Graph showing manufacturing as percent of GDP over last several years.

Manufacturing PMIs so far for May point to a renewed slowing in manufacturing activity.

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