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Americans Ditch Food Places to Dine-in

Americans Ditch Food Places to Dine-in

Restaurants could be in trouble as their menu costs soar and grocery stores lower their prices. Over the past year, the consumer price index – an index measuring the changes in prices for goods and services – showed a 2.3 percent increase in the food-away-from-home index and a 0.8 percent […]

H-1B Employees Could Help Manufacturers Hire Again

H-1B Employees Could Help Manufacturers Hire Again

President Trump has staked his presidency on reviving manufacturing and restricting immigration, and he seems to think the two go hand in hand. He’s wrong. Manufacturing companies say they need skilled immigrants to build and maintain advanced factories, and the blue-collar workers the president has promised jobs to aren’t being […]

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Five Things to Watch For in March Durable Good Orders Report

The monthly good orders report for March comes out on Thursday morning, just shy of the gross domestic products report as well as President Donald Trumps 100th day in office. The report shows the health of the manufacturing sector and, as a result, a foreshadow of business investment spending. Overall, […]

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Five Things to Watch in the February Home Prices Report

The Case Shiller Home Prices Indices for February 2017 will be released on Tuesday morning. Last month’s report saw a 5.9 percent annual gain in the national index for the month of January, up from 5.7 percent in the previous month. Prices are at an all-time high since the housing […]

Trump’s Immigration and Trade Policies Could Cancel Out

Trump’s Immigration and Trade Policies Could Cancel Out

When her husband was deported to Juarez in 2012, Amy Rios couldn’t just leave her Wisconsin life behind to join him. In her hometown of Waukesha, Rios had a 2-year-old daughter to care for, an extended family network and a new career as a phlebotomist to maintain. It took nearly […]

US Auto Sales Indicate Slow Down For the Market

US Auto Sales Indicate Slow Down For the Market

U.S. auto sales dipped significantly in March despite discounts and low gas prices due to what some economists call a long overdue cool down of the market. Sales for the month fell 1.6 percent to just over 1.55 million vehicles, with a negative percent change of 10.6 percent in sales […]

Confidence Soars Amid Modest Consumption

Confidence Soars Amid Modest Consumption

Consumer confidence may be soaring but consumer spending has barely moved since last month. The Bureau of Economic Analysis released its latest report on March 31, which showed a 0.1% increase in consumer spending from last month, a slight disappointment from the 0.2% expected. A historically warm winter decreased service […]

Five Things to Watch in the International Trade Report

Five Things to Watch in the International Trade Report

The Department of Commerce releases its February report on international trade Tuesday morning. It’s rarely been so politically significant. For President Donald Trump, the trade deficit – the amount that imports exceed exports – is a newfound foe, one which his cabinet members have argued poses a distinct threat to national […]

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Aircraft Orders Carry Durable Goods Higher Than Expectations

Durable goods orders increased more than estimated in February, thanks to a second consecutive surge in orders for commercial aircrafts and more demand for electrical goods and appliances. The Commerce Department reported an overall 1.7 percent increase in durable goods orders, and an upward adjustment to 2.3 percent for January’s […]

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The Cost of being Made in Trump’s America

An import tax on goods crossing the Mexico-U.S. border would make American brand cars more expensive than some foreign brand cars, and it would take years before domestic factories could make American brand cars more cost-efficient. President Donald Trump floated the idea of a 20% tax on goods imported from […]