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Three Key Indicators Say US Economy in Trouble - Jutia Group

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Three Key Indicators Say US Economy in Trouble
Jutia Group
The mainstream and politicians tell us the “wounds” of the financial crisis are over and the U.S. economy is in recovery mode. This simply isn't true.
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Fed's Evans: Bad Idea to Use Monetary Policy to Burst Bubbles ...

Fed's Evans: Bad Idea to Use Monetary Policy to Burst Bubbles ... | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago President Charles Evans said those who would prefer to tighten monetary policy to reduce the threat of new financial bubbles are barking up the wrong tree.
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US Unemployment edges down as people continue to leave the workforce

US Unemployment edges down as people continue to leave the workforce | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
from Dean Baker The unemployment rate edged down to 7.2 percent in September, the lowest level since November of 2008. The Labor Department’s establishment survey showed a gain of 148,000 jobs. Wit...

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Why Consumer Confidence is Falling at an Alarming Rate

Why Consumer Confidence is Falling at an Alarming Rate | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
Consumer spending is very critical to the U.S. economy, as it makes up a significant portion of the gross domestic product (GDP). If consumer spending declines, then U.S.

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Week in review: The FOMC and ISM report drive REITs and builders - Market Realist

Week in review: The FOMC and ISM report drive REITs and builders - Market Realist | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
Week in review: The FOMC and ISM report drive REITs and builders
Market Realist
Long-term interest rates are priced off the benchmark long-term bond, which is the ten-year Treasury.
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An Economy-Suffocating American Battle: Our Present Vs. Future Selves - Forbes

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An Economy-Suffocating American Battle: Our Present Vs.
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Uncertain U.S. Fiscal Policy to Constrain Biometrics Spending ...

Uncertain U.S. Fiscal Policy to Constrain Biometrics Spending ... | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
Biometrics Research Group, Inc. projects that the U.S. market will spend a minimum of US$6 billion on biometric related products and services in 2013.
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*Hannah Carroll

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Construction spending enjoys mild MTM increase in August but was up 7.1% YTY | Economic Indicators content from Electrical Wholesaling Magazine

Construction spending enjoys mild MTM increase in August but was up 7.1% YTY:
The U.S. Census Bureau announc... http://t.co/6hicFYNBMV
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The increase in both private and public construction spending could be because of attempts to increase employment; all the construction could increase the GDP and help boost the economy. The amount could keep increasing in the next coming months, as it had been recurring for sometime now.

 

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Attention Shifts from US Fiscal Policy to Monetary, Pushes Dollar Lower - Credit Writedowns

Attention Shifts from US Fiscal Policy to Monetary, Pushes Dollar Lower - Credit Writedowns | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
Attention Shifts from US Fiscal Policy to Monetary, Pushes Dollar Lower Credit Writedowns A last minute deal was struck that re-opens the US federal government and removes the immediate threat of default, but rather than turn the attention from the...
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the dollar has weaken  though helping the us export more and more raising  our economy again.

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Fed’s Inflate or Die Monetary Policy Guarantees A Monumental Financial Crisis

Fed’s Inflate or Die Monetary Policy Guarantees A Monumental Financial Crisis | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it

By: GE Christenson

The U.S. economy is being overwhelmed by a loss of faith and trust in politicians, government, and bankers, excessive debts, artificially low interest rates, unsustainable deficit spending, expensive wars, QE (money printing) to infinity, “Inflate or Die” monetary policy, potential derivatives implosion, Obamacare and so much more.

 

If you believe that total government debt can grow FOREVER and more rapidly than the underlying economy, this article is NOT for you.

 

If you believe that governmental deficit spending, QE, and bond monetization can continue FOREVER without major consequences, this article is NOT for you. ...


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More Easy Money Signals Tougher Times Ahead for U.S. Economy

More Easy Money Signals Tougher Times Ahead for U.S. Economy | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
The easy money will continue to be pumped into the economy by the Federal Reserve, but the difference, I think, will be that the soft tone will have less of an impact on the stock market than in the previous years.

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Government of Jersey : Fiscal Policy Panel Annual Report 2012 - 4-traders (press release)

Government of Jersey : Fiscal Policy Panel Annual Report 2012 - 4-traders (press release) | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
Government of Jersey : Fiscal Policy Panel Annual Report 2012 4-traders (press release) However, the panel are encouraged to see that the Treasury has made improvements which should allow it to more effectively implement fiscal stimulus for the...
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The Way We Work Is Soul-Sucking, But Social Networks Are Not the Fix

The Way We Work Is Soul-Sucking, But Social Networks Are Not the Fix | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it

We spend nearly half our waking hours at work, and much of that time is not even spent doing our actual job: It's all work about work. Email is broken, and what works on social networks like Facebook just doesn't work for enterprises.


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donhornsby's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:57 AM

(From the article): Work should have meaning, and a work graph should support that by automating the high friction and coordination aspects of work — allowing us to focus on the creative (and therefore un-automatable) parts of work. That’s the way work in the 21st century should be, enabling groups of people to do great things in the world, and, ultimately, help humanity thrive.

John Michel's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:13 PM

Work should have meaning, and a work graph should support that by automating the high friction and coordination aspects of work — allowing us to focus on the creative (and therefore un-automatable) parts of work. That’s the way work in the 21st century should be, enabling groups of people to do great things in the world, and, ultimately, help humanity thrive.

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:41 AM

Good Wired article about a new way to look at (and improve) Work: introducing the Work Graph (what can we learn from Social Networks?).

 

"A work graph consists of the units of work; information about that work; how it all fits together; and then the people involved with the work."

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Attention Shifts from US Fiscal Policy to Monetary, Pushes Dollar Lower - Credit Writedowns

Attention Shifts from US Fiscal Policy to Monetary, Pushes Dollar Lower - Credit Writedowns | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
Attention Shifts from US Fiscal Policy to Monetary, Pushes Dollar Lower Credit Writedowns A last minute deal was struck that re-opens the US federal government and removes the immediate threat of default, but rather than turn the attention from the...
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Kittens&Apples's curator insight, October 22, 2013 4:58 PM

Daniel 

the dollar has weaken  though helping the us export more and more raising  our economy again.

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IMF: One for all | Emerging Markets

IMF: One for all | Emerging Markets | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
The IMF is under a great deal of scrutiny from emerging markets.
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*Hannah Carroll

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Here Are 5 Million People That The U.S. Economy Has Abandoned

Here Are 5 Million People That The U.S. Economy Has Abandoned | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
The Labor Department announced Tuesday that the unemployment rate took a dip last month, falling slightly to 7.2 percent from 7.3 percent in August.
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While the unemployment rate went down by a small percentage, it's underestimating the actual amount of unemployed people since those who are no longer seeking work are not a part of the percentage. These five million people aren't considered unemployed since they're not looking for a job, so the unemployment rate is of a lower percentage than it should be. 

 

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US GDP unrevised at +2.5 pct, Fed's preferred inflation gauge falls - Reuters

US GDP unrevised at +2.5 pct, Fed's preferred inflation gauge falls - Reuters | Macro Challenge | Scoop.it
US GDP unrevised at +2.5 pct, Fed's preferred inflation gauge falls
Reuters
... weakest reading for this so-called core category since early 2009. The report also showed government austerity dragged on U.S.
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this could be caused by an increase in exports caused by our dollar weakening against other countries currency's.

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