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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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January 2019 ECRI's WLI Growth Rate Index Improves But Remains In Contraction
ECRI's U.S. Weekly Leading Index (WLI) increased to 145.1 as WLI growth ticked up to -6.2%.
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December 2019 Headline Industrial Production Improved But Rolling Averages Declined
The headlines say seasonally adjusted Industrial Production (IP) improved month-over-month.
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Rail Week Ending Saturday Jan. 12: Another Strong Week
Week 2 of 2019 shows same week total rail traffic (from same week one year ago) improved according to the Association of American Railroads traffic data.
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January 2019 Philly Fed Manufacturing Survey Improved
The Philly Fed Business Outlook Survey improved and remains in expansion. Key elements were mixed.
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January 2018 Initial Unemployment Claims Rolling Average Improves
The Department of Labor reported 213,000 new claims.
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January 2019 Beige Book: Reading Between The Lines - Rate Of Economic Expansion About The Same
Seems like the rate of growth was about the same as last month. Even so, after reading the narrative, one gets the feeling of a slightly slowing economy.
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January 2019 Beige Book: Reading Between The Lines - Rate Of Economic Expansion About The Same
4 days 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
2 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
9 months 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
1 year ago

your comment in this context is spot on.

April 2017 ADP Job Growth Is 177,000 - Near Expectations
1 year 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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Managing Partner
Econintersect LLC
March 2010 - Present (9 years)
Economic analysis for business.
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Nesnah Associates Enterprises Limited
January 1995 - June 2010 (15 years 8 months)
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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