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Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Consumer confidence rises unexpectedly in May as economy reopens

May 26, 2020

Via: CNBC

Consumer confidence unexpectedly improved in May as the U.S. economy slowly restarted, according to data released Tuesday by the Conference Board. The Conference Board’s consumer confidence index rose to 86.6 this month from 85.7 in April. Economists polled by Dow […]


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Weekly jobless claims total 2.981 million, bringing coronavirus tally to 36.5 million

May 14, 2020

Via: CNBC

New filings for unemployment claims totaled just shy of 3 million for the most recent reporting period, a number that while still high declined for the sixth straight week, according to Labor Department figures Thursday. The total 2.981 million new […]


Capital and Risk, Macroeconomic

Fed’s Mester warns reopening must be done ‘very carefully’ to avoid going backwards

May 8, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Reopening the U.S. economy should be handled cautiously to avoid a second lockdown, said Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester on Friday. “There’s a possibility of opening up in the second half of the year, but it has to be done […]


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GDP sinks 4.8% in the first quarter, biggest drop since 2008 and there is worse to come

April 29, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The collapse in the U.S. economy caused by the coronavirus pandemic triggered the biggest drop in gross domestic product in the first quarter since 2008 in a prelude to an even more massive decline in the spring. GDP, the official […]


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Sinking U.S. economy hasn’t hit bottom yet

April 27, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The coronavirus capsized what had been the longest expansion in U.S. history. Now the wait is on to see how far the economy sinks before it finds bottom. A few dimly hopeful signs emerged last week as a pair of […]


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The US economy has wiped out all the job gains since the Great Recession

April 23, 2020

Via: CNBC

It took only five weeks for the U.S. economy to wipe out all the job gains it added over the last 11 years. Coronavirus-induced business closures throughout the U.S. have fueled the number of Americans applying for state unemployment benefits. […]


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All signs point to deepening recession even as U.S. eyes how to reopen for business

April 20, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The hits to the U.S. economy keep coming. This week’s upcoming reports on layoffs, housing, consumer confidence and the health of businesses are all going to be ugly. Again. The most timely snapshot of the deteriorating economy has been the […]


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Slow Chinese economy casts doubt on speed of U.S. recovery, analysts say

April 17, 2020

Via: Market Watch

Investors have taken some solace in signs that China is beginning to dig itself out of the economic hole created by the coronavirus pandemic as restrictions aimed at fighting the disease have been lifted in recent weeks. Analysts warn though […]


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Retail sales plunge a record 8.7% in March as coronavirus crisis freezes U.S. economy

April 15, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The onset of the coronavius pandemic triggered a record 8.7% slump sales at U.S. retailers in March as large swaths of the economy shut down — and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel. Sales fell for the […]


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Coronavirus collapse pulls down U.S. consumer prices in March

April 10, 2020

Via: Market Watch

The consumer-price index dipped 0.4% last month, the biggest decline in five years, the Labor Department said Friday. The drop was in line with the forecast of economists surveyed by MarketWatch. Core inflation, minus food and energy, prices fell 0.1% […]