The wall of worry grows higher

Economic Update for February 1, 2016

Employment

Initial jobless claims fell 16,000 to 278,000 in the week ended January 23, 2016, according to the Labor Depart ...

Initial jobless claims fell 16,000 to 278,000 in the week ended January 23, 2016, ...

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Years of declining budget deficits coming to a close

Years of declining budget deficits coming to a close

After declining for years, the federal budget deficit is ticking higher due to low tax rates and an aging population.

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Liftoff over, markets react to old fears

The world’s long-term growth outlook has major implications for portfolio strategies. Putnam examines the components of GDP growth, including labor productivity and demographic factors, to offer a detailed view of four major developed economies.

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