Economics in a Nutshell Archive: May, 2013

Productivity up, joblessness down

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INDICATOR: First Quarter Productivity/Jobless Claims/Layoff Notices KEY DATA: Productivity: +0.7%; Labor Costs: +0.5%/Jobless Claims: 324... Read more

Fiscal restraint straightjacketing growth

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In a Nutshell: "Nothing says it better than the Fed itself: Household spending and business fixed investment advanced, and the housing sector... Read more

D.C. policies brake economic growth

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INDICATOR: April Supply Managers' Manufacturing Survey/April ADP Job Estimates KEY DATA: ISM (Manufacturing): down 0.6 point; Orders: up 1... Read more