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Pounding the Economic Drum: Yellen Addresses Market Volatility Concerns



Federal Reserve (Fed) Chairwoman Janet Yellen is in a tough spot. Markets are pounding the drums with a gloomy message of economic catastrophe on what seems like a daily basis. “Risk off,” the markets say; still the U.S. economy—driven by domestic demand—continues on in the face of higher…

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January Jobs Report – Mixed Messages



The January jobs report came out on Friday, February 5, 2016. The report showed that 151,000 jobs were added in January. That number was lower than expected, but it was enough to lower the unemployment rate to 4.9%, the lowest in eight years. In addition, average hourly wages are up 2.5% over the…

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