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Comerica Economic Weekly

U.S. economic data was generally a little softer than expected this week. This is not surprising given the spate of stronger-than-expected data we have seen through early summer. Even though data was soft, it remains consistent with our view that … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

This was a light week for U.S. data, dominated by the release of the minutes of the June 17/18 Federal Open Market Committee meeting. There are several important components of the minutes that shed some light on a still-murky Federal … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

The data dump ahead of the Fourth of July weekend yielded some good results, sending equity markets off to the races. The quality of recent U.S. economic data reinforces two points of view. First, the Q1 GDP stumble was an … Continue reading

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It was a fairly quiet week for U.S. economic data with one loud exception. The Bureau of Economic Analysis announced a sizeable downward revision to their estimate of 2014Q1 real GDP growth. The first estimate of Q1 GDP growth showed … Continue reading

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The Federal Reserve dominated this week’s U.S. economic headlines as they did the expected, more tapering and no change to interest rate policy. The Federal Open Market Committee policy announcement on Wednesday called for a reduction in asset purchases to … Continue reading

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Chaos in Iraq is driving oil prices up. U.S. oil production is surging, but crude oil markets are global and the U.S. is expected to remain a net energy importer for several years to come. In 2013, the U.S. satisfied … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Solid U.S. economic data this week adds to our confidence that Q2 GDP growth will rebound from the weak first quarter. May payroll job growth came in slightly-better-than expected at +217,000. The May jobs numbers are a double shot-in-the-arm for … Continue reading

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This analysis covers this week’s U.S. economic data through Thursday, May 29. We are not including Friday’s release of April income and spending data. The most eye-catching data event of the week was the widely anticipated downward revision to 2014Q1 … Continue reading

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Home sales and Fed chatter dominated this week’s U.S. economic scene. Housing markets look like they are going in the right direction after a winter stall. April new home sales increased by 6.4 percent to reach a 433,000 unit rate … Continue reading

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U.S. economic data were mixed this week, but remain consistent with an improvement in Q2 GDP growth after an anemic Q1 reading of 0.1 percent (that looks to be revised down to a small negative). Inflation metrics warmed up in … Continue reading

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