U.S. Outlook: Wicked weather, Fed taper, and global tremors

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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An unusual brew of factors — including cold weather — is clouding the near-term outlook for the U.S. economy this week.

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U.S. Outlook: Jump in inventories nicks Q1 GDP forecast

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The recent good news about GDP growth in the fourth quarter of 2013 contained a surprise that has lowered my forecast for Q1 growth this year. Below is a brief summary of my weekly analysis, followed by a link to the full U.S. Outlook report, delivered on Jan. 31, 2014. Key observations: Q4 rapid inventory […]

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U.S. Outlook: Industrial production is on a roll, but will it last?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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A broad-based revival in industrial production at the end of 2013, and we look at various indicators of what this could mean for 2014.

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U.S. Outlook: The consumer is solid; what about housing?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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The incoming economic data continues to justify our sanguine outlook for the U.S. economy in 2014.

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