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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Who’s Next? Filling the Chair at the Fed

The term of current Fed Chair Ben Bernanke ends January 31, 2014.  The President has said he is likely to make an appointment of the new Chair this fall; an appointment that will have to be vetted and consented to … Continue reading

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Economic Roundup August 2013

Consumer Prices In June, overall CPI inflation rose to 1.8% on a year-over-year basis from 1.4% in May.  The year-over-year Core CPI (CPI less food and energy) declined slightly to 1.6% from 1.7%.  The core inflation rate is trending below … Continue reading

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Market Summary August 2013

The economy continues to grow at a slow pace driven by modest improvement in the labor market. Nonfarm payrolls rose 162,000 in July, which was less than the consensus forecast of 175,000.  Average nonfarm payroll growth over the past 3 … Continue reading

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