Financial News for the Week of January 31, 2020

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The American economy grew by 2.1% in Q4 according to the advance estimate. While growth has been steady around 2% for the past three quarters, the headline masks a softening consumer spending trend, alongside declining investment. The recent U.S.-
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Financial News for the Week of January 24, 2020

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Markets were focused on the progress of the new coronavirus in China, with few economic headlines in the U.S.. It is still early days, but it is likely the important efforts to contain the disease will crimp economic growth in China. Existing home
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Financial News for the Week of January 17, 2020

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK Data releases over the week reinforce the main themes in the U.S. economy: solid consumption, housing market recovery, faltering business investment and soft inflation. The phase one trade deal was formally signed, committing China to increase its
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Financial News for the Week of January 10, 2020

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK The U.S. economy continued to churn out jobs at a solid pace. Non-farm employment grew by 1.6% over 2019, marking only a slight deceleration from the 1.7% recorded in 2018. The services side of the economy also continued to fare better than its ma
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Financial News for the Week of January 3, 2020

FINANCIAL NEWS HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK It was a relatively light week on economic data. The merchandise trade deficit narrowed in November, suggesting some upside risk to real GDP growth in the fourth quarter. Still, activity in the manufacturing sector continues to come in on the weak
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