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By Jill Mislinkski – Consumer sentiment surged in early October, reaching its highest level since the start of 2004. The October gain was broadly shared, occurring among all age and income subgroups and across all partisan viewpoints. The data indicate a robust...

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By Matthew Kerkhoff – What is the true state of the US economy? Let's look at the data, both positive and negative, to find out. Last month, according to preliminary estimates, the economy lost 33,000 more jobs than it created. This is rather remarkable, considering...

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By Mises Institute – Gross Domestic Product has numerous issues, especially as a measure of national-level standard of living. It is supposed to be a measure of total production and therefore the general health of an economy, but it falls short of this in many ways...

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FS Staff – “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes,” Mark Twain supposedly once observed. As the Fed begins to shrink its balance sheet even as it determinedly jacks up interest rates, we would be prudent to consider where history has rhymed before...

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By FS Staff – While oil markets haven’t been experiencing much love of late, there’s a strong case to be made based on the fundamentals for the energy sector. This time on Financial Sense, we spoke with Marshall Adkins, Director of Energy Research at...

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By Global Risk Insights – India’s biometric identification program, known as Aadhaar, has gone from an optional program to a mandatory one, and is collecting more data than ever expected. In light of private information being...

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By Stratfor – The "fake news" problem isn't just about "alternative facts." The problem has more to do with the spin, the narrative, the context that inclines you to believe, for example, whether there was or was not collusion...

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By Bill Witherell – The global economic recovery is strengthening and becoming more synchronized, according to updated projections for 2017 and 2018 by both the Organization for Economic Cooperation and...

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By Mises Institute – When Hurricane Maria knocked out power in Puerto Rico, residents there realized they were going to need physical cash — and a lot of it. Bloomberg reported yesterday that the Fed was forced to fly a planeload...

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By Jill Mislinski – The latest issue of the NFIB Small Business Economic Trends came out yesterday morning. The headline number for September came in at 103.0, down 2.3 from the previous month. The index is at the 90th percentile in this series.

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