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October Jobs Report – Unemployment Rate Drops for the Right Reason (Video)



The October jobs report came out on Friday, November 7, 2014. The report indicated continued job growth but slow wage growth. The U.S. economy added 214,000 jobs in October, slightly less than expected, but the trend remains robust. Here are some of my thoughts on the release and our expectations…

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Implications on the End of QE in the U.S. – Perspectives from around Principal Global Investors (Video)



The Federal Reserve has brought its era of extremely accommodative monetary policy to a close. Their asset-purchase program, referred to as quantitative easing or QE, has wrapped up. And the end of U.S. QE will have implications for the various asset classes. We sat down with several of the…

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