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Steven Hansen, Publisher and Co-founder of Econintersect, is an international business and industrial consultant specializing in turning around troubled business units; consults to governments to optimize process flows; and provides economic indicator analysis based on unadjusted data and ... more

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April 2019 Coincident Indices Generally Show Weaker Growth
The year-over-year rate of growth of various coincident indices relative to the previous month was generally slowing or unchanged.
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May 2019 FOMC Meeting Minutes
Participants continued to view "Sustained Expansion of Economic Activity", with "Strong Labor Market Conditions", and "Low Inflation As the Most Likely Outcome".
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Trucking Industry Growth Is Up Or Down Depending On The Source
Headline data for truck shipments showed that the American Trucking Association (ATA) tonnage showed continued strong year-over-year growth, but the CASS Freight Index reported the year-over-year growth rate continues to contract.
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April 2019 CFNAI Super Index Moving Average Continues To Confirm A Slowing Economy
The economy's rate of growth declined based on the Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) 3 month moving average - and the economy remained below the historical trend rate of growth.
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May 2019 ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Again Declines
ECRI's WLI Growth Index which forecasts economic growth six months forward declined and barely remains in expansion this week.
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Rail Week Ending Saturday, May 11: Intuitive Sectors Continue Slowing
Week 19 of 2019 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) contracted according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
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January 2019 Beige Book: Reading Between The Lines - Rate Of Economic Expansion About The Same
4 months ago

it depends how long the shutdown lasts - we are now in uncharted territory. Up to now, the effect is minimal

October 2018 Conference Board Consumer Confidence Modestly Improves
6 months ago

spending growth is relatively strong: econintersect.com/.../release.php

Note that in the advance 3Q2018 GDP - personal consumption expenditures was higher than 2Q.

it is income growth that is weakening.

February 2018 Headline JOLTS Job Openings Unchanged
1 year ago

Yah, indicators are moving in several directions - this may turn out to be a soft year after all.

August 2017 Headline Business Sales Improved
1 year ago

correct and the rolling averages slowed

Joe Sixpack's Situation In 2Q2017: The Average Joe Is Better Off
1 year ago

Absolutely - the lower end is just surviving from hand-to-mouth and this group is growing

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
2 years ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
2 years ago

this is a complex issue - i have a post which will be published on Saturday that details my position. most economists believe we are near full employment due to a demographic shift of the population [i do not but the demographic shift needs to be considered when using participation rates].

November 2016 Consumer Credit Headlines Say Year-Over-Year Growth Rate Accelerated
2 years ago

Agreed - to me it indicates that consumer spending growth is limited because of credit (especially with interest rates modest increase)

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Steven Hansen Commented on January 2019 Beige Book: Reading Between The Lines - Rate Of Economic Expansion About the Same:

it depends how long the shutdown lasts - we are now in uncharted territory. Up to now, the effect is minimal

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Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (9 years 4 months)
Economic analysis for business.
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Nesnah Associates Enterprises Limited
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Construction Contracting consultant, financial holdings, and yacht charters.

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California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo
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1967 / 1971
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San Luis Obispo High School
1964 / 1967

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