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Manufacturing openings, hires rise to highest levels of the recovery

According to data the Department of Labor released Tuesday, manufacturing job openings rose to the highest level since April 2006. Continue……

74% Of Americans Plan To Work Past Retirement Age

For those wondering about the true strength of the US economy, look no further than Americans’ post-“retirement” plans revealed in the latest Gallup survey, according to why only Continue……

New Risk for Investors: Fed Considers Jacking Up Inflation Target

Investors are under-estimating inflation risk. As a consequence, they are under-pricing inflation protecting assets including precious metals. Continue……

Manufacturing Might Come Back to the US, but Robots will Get the Jobs: Apple CEO

Wolf Richter, Wolf Street, Released on 5/4/17 Apple will invest in and promote “advanced manufacturing” in the US, CEO Tim Cook told CNBC’s Jim Cramer on Wednesday after the somewhat…

Puerto Rico begins the largest municipal bankruptcy in US history

“It is my wish that the Government’s Title III processes accelerate the negotiation process by bringing the greatest possible consensus,” the governor said. Continue……

US GDP Collapses To 0.7%, Lowest In Three Years; Consumer Spending Falters

GDP increased at a 0.7 percent annual rate – its weakest pace in three years – in the first quarter as consumer spending hardly increased and companies invested less Continue……

Velocity Of Money – Charts Updated Through January 27, 2017

Here are three charts from the St. Louis Fed depicting the velocity of money in terms of the MZM, M1 and M2 money supply measures. Continue……

Trade Wars Begin: Trump Announces 20% Tariff On Canadian Softwood Lumber Imports

Speaking during a first of its kind meeting dedicated only to members of the U.S. conservative media, including Breitbart News, OANN and Daily Caller, President Trump Continue……