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  1. A Big Band-Aid, but No Cure for Europe

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    Sat, 24 Jan 2015

    Japanese economies over the past several years. The Fed's dual charter (that includes both inflation control and labor market stability) and the truly centralized nature of U.S. banking made implementing quantitative easing much simpler than

  2. 4 Tech Firms in Transition

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    Fri, 23 Jan 2015

    Europe. I talked with Bob Johnson earlier this week about it. Europe really has to focus on their structural issues-- labor market reforms in France and Italy, dealing with some other underlying issues--to really make the economies look stronger

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    this week about it. Europe really has to focus on their structural issues-- labor market reforms in France and Italy, dealing with some other underlying issues--to really make the economies look stronger. Just doing a quantitative easing
  3. U.S. jobless claims off seven-month high; oil layoffs watched

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    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits fell last week from a seven-month high, pointing to continued improvement in labor market conditions.

  4. Global Economic Overview and Equity Commentaries: December 2014

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    Thu, 22 Jan 2015

    increased shipments of manufactured goods could partly offset the decline in revenues from oil exports. The U.S. labor market continues to see vigorous gains, though wage growth remains muted. Further job additions and low fuel prices should help

  5. In Like a Lion, Out Like a…

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    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    Important Disclosures The Labor Report is a monthly report compiling a set of surveys in an attempt to monitor the labor market . The Employment Situation Report, released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, by the U.S. Department of Labor

  6. Buy the Rumor, Sell the News

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    Tue, 20 Jan 2015

    and Europe in particular. Improved Consumer Confidence Points to Higher 10-Year Yield With a rapidly improving labor market , plunging gas prices, and GDP growth at 5 percent, consumer sentiment is near 11-year highs. Historically, an

  7. A Prescription to Save the American Retirement System?

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    Mon, 19 Jan 2015

    would probably look quite different. Rather, key developments occurred on an ad hoc basis in the 1950s, when a tight labor market and strong unions produced a proliferation of defined-benefit plans, and in the 1980s, when defined-contribution

  8. From Fear of an Overheating U.S. Economy to Doom and Gloom in One Easy Week

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    Sat, 17 Jan 2015

    reinforces our thesis that the labor market continues to tighten, and that ..... particularly interesting year for the labor market , as rapidly growing job openings ..... calculated the relative level of labor market “tightness” in each of the nine

  9. U.S. jobless claims rise to four-month high

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    Thu, 15 Jan 2015

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits last week increased to the highest level since early September, but the underlying trend continued to point to a strengthening labor market .

  10. Seizing Credit Opportunities When Oil Prices Are Sliding

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    Wed, 14 Jan 2015

    exports), will help the U.S. trade balance. These trends and others, including low interest rates and an improving labor market , should further support U.S. economic growth. To be fair, lower energy-related U.S. capital expenditures (capex), which

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