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Yellen Struggles To Rebuild Currency Manipulation Credibility, Why Bother?
Trump labeled China a currency manipulator, then removed the label in negotiations with China that produces no results, only tariff misery.
Housing Is Going Gangbusters, Thank Covid-19 And The Fed
Homebuilders remain the biggest beneficiary of Covid-19 thanks to the Fed's reaction to it. 
What's Ahead For Year-Over-Year Consumer Price Inflation?
If the price of energy moderates, then things will likely turn lower. 
Retail Sales, What's Hot? What's Not? And What About Amazon?
In the initial stages of the pandemic, nonstore sales spiked to over 35%. The calculation has been generally steady for a year now at around 30%.
Import And Export Prices Surge In The Covid-19 Recovery
The BLS Import and Export Price Report shows import and prices continue to rebound sharply.
Gasoline Fuels A Big Leap In The Consumer Price Index For March
The price of gasoline jumped 9.1% in March accounting for nearly half of the seasonally adjusted increase in the CPI.
Fear Of COVID Keeps The Unemployment Rate Artificially Low
Around 4 million adults aren’t looking for jobs, not because they’re scarce but because of worries about catching the coronavirus.
To Live Longer, Healthier, And Happier Be More Like A Tortoise
Every year that you’re alive, your risk of dying increases by 10%. This starts out innocuously enough: In your 30s, your odds of death in any given year are less than one in 1,000. But compounding 10% per annum starts to add up frighteningly quickly.
The Middle Class Shrinks Globally For The First Time In Nearly Three Decades
An estimated 150 million people slipped down the economic ladder in 2020, the first pullback in almost three decades.
Expect Inflation To Accelerate? Here's 8 Reasons To Expect Decelerating Inflation
Inflation is a lagging indicator, as classified by the National Bureau of Economic Research. The low in inflation occurred after all of the past four recessions, with an average lag of almost fifteen quarters from the end of the recessions.
Largest Increase In Margin Debt Since 2007 Fuels Stock Market
Margin debt is on the fastest rise since 2007 and before that, 1999, right before the dotcom bubble burst.
Yellen's Seeks A Global Minimum Tax To Support Biden's Massive Spending Plans
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has her eyes on your pocketbook and the pocketbook of corporations too.
Anxiety In The US As China Creates The First Major Digital Currency
A cyber yuan gives Beijing power to track spending in real-time. Importantly, it's money that isn’t linked to the dollar-dominated global financial system.
How The Last Three Recessions Impacted Employment Ratios By Age Group
Let's compare Employment Population Ratios in the Covid Recession to the Great Recession and the DotCom recession.
It's Been One Heck Of A Recovery In Low-Paying Zoomer Jobs
Current employment is down about 7.81 million since February of 2020. That is a total of the changes of each age group added together. 
Economy Adds Over 900,000 Jobs Beating The Consensus By A Mile
Total nonfarm payroll employment rose by 916,000 in March with private payrolls up 780,000.The unemployment rate edged down to 6.0 percent.
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