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What Ever Happened with the Payroll Tax Increase?



As you may recall, earlier this year, payroll taxes in the U.S. went up by 2% and I discussed how that tax increase could potentially affect spending.  Well, we’re done with first quarter, so how have consumers reacted to that $16 less (based on average weekly earnings on non-farm payrolls) in…

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Live from Des Moines, It’s Chicago Fed President Charles Evans



The President of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago came to speak at the CFA Society of Iowa Strategy Dinner last night and I was lucky enough to attend.   Although, we did  not learn anything really new from the speech, Evans  nicely summarized the Fed’s motivation for implementing the…

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