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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 […]

Airfares are Cheaper but Passengers Pay More

Airfares are Cheaper but Passengers Pay More

Customers are paying less for airfare but overall more to travel because of airlines fees for optional services once included in the ticket price. Some of the complaints from customers are being unaware of fees until they arrive at the airport, having to pay for once complimentary amenities and the […]

Five Things to Watch for in March Retail Sales Report

Five Things to Watch for in March Retail Sales Report

March Retail Sales report from the Commerce Department comes out on Friday. February’s report saw only a 0.1 percent increase in retail sales. The upside of that report was the warm weather leading to more sales while the downside was due to a delay in IRS tax refunds. March could […]

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 […]

Is It Game Over for Game Stores?

Is It Game Over for Game Stores?

Nick Kramer is your average gamer in his 30s. He’s a senior trainer for Chase Bank that pays him enough to take his fiancé along with indulging himself in his geek hobbies including video games. He buys two to three games a month, but he never sets foot in a […]

Momentum May Be Hard to Maintain in Friday’s Jobs Report

Momentum May Be Hard to Maintain in Friday’s Jobs Report

The new year started with accelerating economic growth, but the momentum is likely to have slowed in March.  The jobs report to be released Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) follows a solid two-month economic boom at the start of 2017. In February alone, 236,500 nonfarm payroll jobs […]

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 […]