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Inflation: back from the grave



Over the last few years, headline inflation, which includes food and energy prices, has been running well below normal. Eurozone headline consumer price index (CPI) inflation has been below 2% since 2013 and was at or below zero for most of 2015 and early 2016. U.S. headline CPI inflation was below…

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Dow hits 20,000: a milestone to mark the progress of returns



It’s been said that economists only use decimal points to show they have a sense of humor. By that idea, the Dow already hit 20,000 on January 6th when the high tick of the day was 19,999.63, just a few tenths off. But sometimes those even round numbers are not a problem. The Dow Jones Industrial…

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