Economic Growth Steady But Slow Going Into 2020

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the last three months of 2019, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

In the third quarter, real GDP increased 2.1 percent. These
numbers are consistent with the post…

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Inflation Stays Low. What Will the Fed Do?

Inflation – more precisely The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) — rose 0.4 percent in October on a seasonally adjusted basis after being unchanged in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports.

Over the last 12 months, the all items index increased 1.8

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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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