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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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April Jobs Report – A Rebound in Job Growth

The April jobs report came out on Friday, May 8, 2015. The report showed a rebound in hiring momentum, adding 223,000 jobs in April. This follows a disappointing March, which marked the weakest month of payroll employment since July 2012. The April civilian unemployment rate dropped from 5.5% to…

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