U.S. Outlook: The pause that refreshes?

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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In this week’s U.S. Outlook report, I consider the Fed’s continuing asset purchases and what it could mean for your finances. Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Nov. 1, 2013. Key observations: Since September Fed meeting, mortgage rates have dropped by about a half a percentage […]

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U.S. Outlook: What the employment report is telling us

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist
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My main focus in this week’s U.S. Outlook is the September employment report and what it could mean for our country’s economic future. Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Oct. 25, 2013. Key observations: There was little to cheer about in September’s jobs numbers, and there […]

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U.S. Outlook: Veering away from the brink

Scott Anderson
Chief Economist

The impact of the government shutdown dominates this week’s U.S. Outlook Report. What could it mean for the markets and your finances? Below is a brief summary followed by a link to the full report, delivered on Oct. 18, 2013. Key observations: We estimate that the government shutdown has cut a little over 0.2 percentage […]

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