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Business Intelligence Brief: April 3, 2014

Manufacturing Regains a Little Momentum The latest data from the Purchasing Managers Index is positive but would not be described as champagne cork popping positive – more like wine box…

Business Intelligence Brief: April 2, 2014

The Perils of Personal Responsibility The Fed Chair is doing what she can to take the esoteric out of the process of explaining policy. There are many times that it…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 1, 2014

Yellen Strives to Reassure The first round of advice from Janet Yellen as Fed Chair could probably have gone a little better. There was that gaffe in the middle of…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 31, 2014

Sounded Good at the Time – Income Growth Not What Expected In order for the economy to start growing at a consistent and respectable pace there needs to be more…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 28, 2014

Profits Rise by Almost $2 Trillion This is the kind of news that triggers some predictable knee-jerk reactions and lots of passionate speeches about corporate greed. The rise in the…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 27, 2014

Durable Goods Rise but Mostly Because of Boeing The durable goods orders were good – much better than had been expected. This excitement only lasts as long as one avoids…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 26, 2014

Home Sales Down The fact that sales of new homes are down is sparking a great deal of conjecture as to why. There have been some obvious factors involved –…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 24, 2014

What is the Fed Thinking? This is always a good question and there is rarely a really good answer. The financial community is never quite satisfied with the communication efforts…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 19, 2014

Execs Encouraged but Not Willing to Hire The latest word from the ranks of the Business Roundtable is somewhat positive but there is still enough doubt as to the future…

Business Intelligence Brief: March 18, 2014

Food Commodities on the Edge of Major Inflation Surge This is shaping up to be the year when all the travails in the agricultural world start to catch up with…

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