Consumers are expecting lower inflation in the year ahead
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Consumer sentiment is on the up-and-up relative to the lows it's been sitting at. According to the University of Michigan's most recent Consumer Sentiment Index, people surveyed are now expecting inflation to fall below 4 percent in the coming year. The Fed, meanwhile, is still deciding what to do in its next rate-hiking cycle, as some prominent voices disagree about the scale of a potential increase. And, a check-in on the manufacturing sector with Julie Schertell, CEO of Georgia-based manufacturer Mativ.
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Some consumers more upbeat as inflation moderates
The University of Michigan's sentiment survey rose 9% in January, though it's still near decade-lows.
Checking in on the manufacturing sector
Julie Schertell, CEO of Georgia-based manufacturer Mativ, tells us the view on the ground.
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