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Here's the economic "in" and "out" list of 2024

Jan 5, 2024
Rate hikes and recession fears are out, economists tell us, and rate cuts are in — but so is geopolitical uncertainty.
In/out lists for the new year have flooded social media. "The widespread belief that the U.S. economy is heading into a recession seems to be out," says economist Sean Snaith of the University of Central Florida.
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Want to know which way Fed policy is headed? This quarterly report offers hints

Mar 14, 2023
The Summary of Economic Projections lays out what Fed leaders are thinking.
People wanting to understand the Fed's thinking may want to turn to the body's quarterly Summary of Economic Projections report.
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For those who sell, predicting the economy is more than theoretical

Feb 21, 2023
Manufacturers and retailers have to decide what to make or stock now based on where they think the economy will be later.
Retailers will often mark down prices to move inventory. But suppliers will sometimes share in the loss by giving retailers a credit.
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