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AFP EconWatch--Weekly Economic Newsletter

The economic summary that gives financial professionals commentary and insights on the latest news with a focus on the likely impact on their organization.
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Current Edition: February 2, 2015

Yes, the U.S. economy ended 2014 by growing for the 14th quarter over the past 15. Unfortunately, the Bureau of Economic Analysis report was not as strong as expected. (Log-in required)


3 Takeaways From the Past Week:

1. The Federal Reserve remains “patient” as to when it will raise short-term interest rates, even as it sees economic activity expanding at a “solid” pace.
2. First estimate of 4th Quarter GDP growth is unimpressive due to weak business investment, but consumer spending grows at its most robust rate in 8 years.
3. Two consumer sentiment surveys surged in January.

Mid-Week Update:  January 28, 2015

The Conference Board’s measure of consumer sentiment surged this month to its highest level since August 2007.

Previous Editions:

January 26, 2015
January 19, 2015
January 12, 2015
January 5, 2015 

AFP EconWatch, edited by Kevin Roth (Managing Director, Research), provides financial professionals every Monday morning with commentary on the latest economic news and the possible effects on their organization. The newsletter also incorporates Corporate Finance Week, a column edited by Brian Kalish (Director, Finance Lead) reviewing the previous week's key finance news.

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