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Economic indicators that impact elections

Feb 28, 2012
With Super Tuesday a week away, we wanted to know which measures of the economy are the ones to watch.
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Unemployment down -- but so are wages

Feb 23, 2012
The dip in unemployment and job claims indicate optimism -- but wages fell sharply for the majority of American workers last year in a way that they haven't since 2007.
Posted In: Unemployment, wages, economic indicators

Making your own version of the Fed's Beige Book

Jan 12, 2012
The Federal Reserve's Beige Book is a review of economic trends in the country. The Fed's method of gathering data on the economy is pretty simple, though: Just calling around and asking.
Posted In: Beige Book, Federal Reserve, economic indicators

For 2012, "cautious" optimism abounds

Jan 2, 2012
Today's data on global manufacturing was better than expected. Combine that with slightly better numbers on unemployment and housing last month, and analysts think the economy is, well, better.
Posted In: Purchasing Managers Index, economic indicators

Happy Daze

Nov 17, 2010
There is word that Britain's center-right coalition government wants to make the happiness and well-being of the British public part of the...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economic indicators, economy 4.0

One Economic Boost We Could Live Without

Oct 18, 2010
Here are seven English words that may never have been used in this order before: Thank goodness for the Gulf oil spill. No sane person would ever...
Posted In: david brancaccio, economic indicators, economy 4.0, GDP, Gulf oil spill

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