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Comerica Economic Weekly

Economic data from the end of 2013 support a cautiously optimistic view of 2014. The U.S. economy shows evidence of a continued virtuous cycle. House prices are still going up. Home builders picked up the pace late last year. Consumer … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It was a big week for non-metrical economic data. A federal budget deal is in the works. The House of Representatives voted 332-94 to approve the budget deal proposed by Wisconsin Republican Paul Ryan and Washington Democrat Patty Murray. The … Continue reading

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Better Data Nudge Fed Closer to Taper, A Budget Deal Would Make it Easier

Recent U.S. economic data has generally been stronger than expected. Payroll jobs increased by 203,000 in November, following a 200,000 job gain in October. The separate household employment survey, which took a 735,000 job dive in October because of the … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

Better-than-expected economic data is causing financial market jitters as investors ponder the increasing likelihood of a QE taper within the next few months. Payroll jobs increased by 203,000 in November, following a 200,000 job gain in October. The unemployment rate … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s California Index Gains in September

Comerica Bank’s California Economic Activity Index improved in September, increasing 0.5 percentage points to a level of 105.5. September’s reading is 33 points, or 45 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.7. The index averaged 101 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Texas Index Advances in September

Comerica Bank’s Texas Economic Activity Index grew 1.9 percentage points in September to a level of 104.8. The September reading is 33 points, or 46 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.6. The index averaged 102 points for all … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Florida Index Improves in September

Comerica Bank’s Florida Economic Activity Index increased 0.2 percentage points in September, to a level of 113.3. September’s index reading is 33 points, or 41 percent, above the index cyclical low of 80.6. The index averaged 105 in 2012, 10 … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Arizona Index Grows in September

Comerica Bank’s Arizona Economic Activity Index showed modest gains in September, increasing 0.1 percentage points to a level of 95.3. September’s index reading is 24 points, or 34 percent, above the index cyclical low of 71.3. The index averaged 87.2 … Continue reading

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Comerica Bank’s Michigan Index Jumps in September

Comerica Bank’s Michigan Economic Activity Index grew in September, up 4.2 percentage points to a level of 129.4. September’s reading is 57 points, or 79 percent, above the index cyclical low of 72.1. The index averaged 114 for all of … Continue reading

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Comerica Economic Weekly

It appears that forward guidance on the Federal Reserve’s highly accommodative monetary policy is in flux with the expected confirmation of Janet Yellen as the next chair of the Federal Open Market Committee. Through mid-summer, forward guidance by Fed officials … Continue reading

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