Key Inflation Measure Moved Sharply Higher Last Month

Consumer inflation in the U.S. has been clocking in at less than 2% (annual rate), but last month’s performance contained some news that supports an expected move by the Fed to push interest rates lower.

According to just-released numbers from the Labor
Department, one leading measure of…

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Fastest-Growing Cities Primarily in the South and West

The South and West continue to have the fastest-growing cities in the United States, according to new population estimates for cities and towns released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Among the 15 cities or towns with the largest numeric gains
between 2017 and 2018, eight were in the…

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Strong Economic Growth Surprises Experts

The economy grew faster in the first three months of the year than economists were expecting.

According to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Real
gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in
the first quarter of 2019.

That’s much…

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U.S. Trade Deficit with China Declined in February

Here’s some good news about the U.S. economy: America’s trade deficit with China decreased by a big 28% in February, according to new data from the Commerce Department.

Economists had expected the US/China deficit to widen in
February. The surprise good news prompted many of them…

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