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Economic Review: February 22,2017

  The big economic headline maker last week was retail sales, which saw healthy growth. Also, housing starts saw mixed performance, while layoffs rose, but remained in safe territory. Retail Sales Retail sales for January 2017 enjoyed a 0.4 percent gain to hit $472.1 billion, the Census Bureau reported last […]

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Economic Review: February 15, 2017

  Last Week’s Economic News In Review February 15, 2017 Layoffs saw a large drop, while consumer credit growth slowed, and wholesale inventories and sales both surged.  Initial Jobless Claims First-time claims for unemployment benefits filed by the newly unemployed during the week ending Feb. 4 plummeted past predictions to […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review February 1, 2017

Existing home sales saw their best annual sales in 10 years, while new home sales tumbled to a 10-month low. Meanwhile, layoffs surged, but remained in safe territory.   Existing Home Sales Sales of existing homes capped off 2016 as their best year in a decade, according to data released […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review-January 25, 2017

Housing Starts Starts on new home construction shot up, while layoffs tumbled, and consumer prices increased. Housing shot up, ending what has been the best year for construction starts since the housing boom year of 2007. Construction starts on housing in December rocketed to an annual rate of 1.226 million, which […]

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Lifestyle Tip: Holiday Decor Fun – Do It Yourself

Three Whimsical DIY Holiday Wreaths During the holidays, nothing welcomes guests to your home as warmly as a gorgeous wreath hanging on your front door. But, there’s no law that says all wreaths have to be green and round. You can put your personal stamp on your holiday wreath this year […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review – October 5th, 2016

  New home sales were down but outpaced market expectations, while lay-offs crept up but remained well inside safe territory, and personal incomes were up. New Home Sales The big news last week was new home sales for August, which hit an annual rate of 609,000, according to last week’s […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review – September 28th, 2016

The pace of existing home sales fell, while housing starts were down, and lay-offs continued to decline. Existing Home Sales Existing home sales slowed for the second month in a row, falling 0.9 percent to an annual rate of 5.33 million in August, according to last week’s report from the […]

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Lifestyle Tips: Favorite Recipes: Fun Winter Holiday Recipes

Fun Winter Holiday Recipes Starting at Thanksgiving through the end of December, this time of year offers the change to share some of the most delicious meals with friends and family. Here are a few fun ideas to complement your holiday meals this year. Roasted Balsamic-glazed Vegetables This recipe is really […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review – September 21st, 2016

Retail sales fell further than anticipated, while consumer prices crept up, and still-low layoffs notched up slightly. Retail Sales Retail sales for August fell 0.3 percent to $456.3 billion, according to last week’s report from the Census Bureau. The fall-off in performance was greater than market expectations, which had anticipated […]

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Lifestyle Tip: Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals?

Product Review: Home Cleaner without Chemicals? Throw away your toxic household cleaning products. With a trio of basic ingredients found in every home, and a dose of scientific ingenuity, Force of Nature non-chemical cleaner and disinfectant rids your house of harsh chemicals while keeping it clean and disinfected. It works […]

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