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Month: February 2016

Last Week’s Economic News In Review – February 24, 2016

  Winter slowed the pace of housing construction, while lay-offs continued to drop and core inflation saw a sizable gain. Housing Starts January’s cold snap had its impact on real estate as housing starts and building permits both contracted during the month. Permits issued for housing units of all types […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review – February 17, 2016

      Retail sales enjoyed solid gains, while lay-offs plummeted and wholesale inventories notched down. Retail Sales Retail and food services sales rallied in January growing 0.2 percent to hit $449.9 billion, the Census Bureau reported last week. Compared to last year, this was 3.4 percent higher than January […]

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From the Summit: February 2016 Newsletter

Whether you’re sledding through freshly fallen snow or enjoying the sunshine in states with mild winters, there’s one word that applies to February wherever you are…romance. In this month’s newsletter, you’ll find special articles ranging from livening up your home with DIY terrariums, to a low cost Valentine’s-inspired bed makeover. […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review – February 10, 2016

Unemployment fell to an eight-year low, while lay-offs saw a jump, and consumer credit enjoyed better-than-expected performance. Unemployment The unemployment rate dropped to 4.9 percent in January, as the economy added 151,000 jobs, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported last week. This was the lowest unemployment rate in eight years. […]

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Last Week’s Economic News In Review February 03, 2016

Sales of new homes hit their highest level in 10 months, while lay-offs saw a sizable decline, and GDP continued to grow, but at a slower rate. New Home Sales Sales of new homes got a shot in the arm in December, with completed transactions of new single-family homes growing […]

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