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Comerica Economic Weekly

At the halfway point in 2015 we see reasons to expect solid U.S. economic growth through the second half of the year. U.S. data at the end of the second quarter are encouraging. There is ample evidence of a pickup … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

U.S. economic data from this week confirm that the household sector is strengthening, driving a GDP rebound for the about-to-be completed second quarter. Labor market conditions are improving, home sales are ramping up, auto sales are robust and the strong … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Strong U.S. economic data are raising expectations for the remainder of the year after a weak Q1. So far this month, two nagging questions about the U.S. economy have been answered. The first nagging question was about the rate of … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

280,000 was the number of net new payroll jobs created in the U.S. in May. Robust payroll job growth in May, following a solid April, put to rest fears of a jobs slowdown that appeared after a weak March jobs … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

The forward-looking data from this week were positive. The backward-looking numbers, not so much. U.S. real GDP growth for Q1 was revised to a -0.7 percent annual rate, about as expected. This is a backward looking number, and a number … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

In an increasingly familiar pattern, data was mixed again this week. Forward-looking indicators were generally positive and consistent with improved economic performance this summer. After slumping through February and March, residential construction activity rebounded in April. Total housing starts surged … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a another week of softer-than-expected U.S. data. Our view is that this is a transitional economy right now. The drivers of the U.S. economy through the post-recession recovery phase are giving way to a new set of drivers … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

This week’s economic data was mixed, but directionally positive. Backward looking trade data, with implications for Q1 GDP was negative, while forward looking data was positive. Labor data is looking better, suggesting gains in consumer spending later this year. Job … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

This week’s economic scene was dominated by what did not happen. The Federal Reserve did not clear the fog around interest rate expectations. First quarter GDP, March personal income and the April ISM MF Index did not do much of … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

The pushes and pulls on the U.S. economy are coming from multiple directions, adding to a sense of uncertainty that threatens to paralyze policy makers. Among the negatives are a stronger dollar and weakening oil patch, both headwinds for U.S. … Continue reading

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