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Inflation: Fed Prepping for a Hiking Trip?



Headline inflation numbers for the United States and Europe have turned around. In February, monthly gains in the U.S. Consumer Price Index (CPI) and Personal Consumption Expenditure (PCE) deflator turned positive for the first time since last fall.  For the Eurozone, inflation seems to have…

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(Video) March Jobs Report – A Slowdown in Job Growth



The March jobs report came out on Friday, April 3, 2015. The report showed a loss of hiring momentum, only adding 126,000 jobs in March and breaking a yearlong streak of robust monthly job creation.  There were some bright spots in the report, however, specifically hourly wages rising 0.3%. Here…

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