AFP EconWatch - March 10, 2014
- By Staff Writers
- Published: 2014-03-10
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- The Week in Corporate Finance: A Worldwide Shift to SafetyA downed commercial airliner in the Ukraine and yet another flare up of violence in the Middle East has caused a worldwide flight to safety. These events probably will not have much of a long-term effect on the strengthening U.S. economy. But as we have witnessed in recent years past, small, distant and seemingly unconnected events can have quite an unanticipated impact.
- AFP EconWatch-July 21, 2014Manufacturing output grew by a tepid 0.1 percent during June, but a Federal Reserve report released last week also revealed that manufacturing output was stronger during both April and May than previously believed.
- AFP EconWatch - July 14, 2014Well, it appears we have a date: the Federal Open Market Committee is expecting to wrap up its asset purchasing program later this fall. According to the minutes from the most recent FOMC meeting released last week, the Federal Reserve will wrap up its most recent round of quantitative easing by late October as long as the "economy progresses about as the Committee expects.
- This Week in Corporate Finance: U.S. Economy Turns the CornerThe holiday-shortened week surprised the market to the upside as the biggest news of late reinforced the narrative that the U.S. economy has finally turned the corner and is poised for a healthy expansion. That news, of course, was the monthly employment report with a gain of 288k jobs and the unemployment rate dropping to 6.1 percent from 6.3 percent.
- AFP EconWatch - July 7, 2014The U.S. labor market just completed its best six month period since
2005 indicating that it has finally gained sustained momentum during the
long economic recovery. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates
non-farm payrolls expanded by a seasonally adjusted 288,000 jobs during