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Getting Comfortable with U.S. Inflation



The Federal Reserve (Fed) is focusing more attention on inflation. The labor market has improved significantly over the last year, with the unemployment rate well below 6% and payrolls having their best year since the late 1990s in 2014. However, inflation remains firmly below the Fed’s 2%…

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January Jobs Report – New Jobs in the New Year (Video)



The January jobs report came out on Friday, February 6, 2015. The report showed continued improvement of job growth across sectors in the United States, and a small but meaningful increase in the employment-to-population ratio. A surprising area of growth was in the retail sector, which usually…

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