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July 8, 2021
Still Too Many Unemployed Individuals
Today's Department of Labor report on jobless claims (PDF) came in higher than expectations at 373,000 which is a 2,000 increase from the prior week's revised…
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July 7, 2021
Job Openings Climb In Industries Satisfying Pent-up Demand
May's Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey released this morning showed job openings of 9.2 million were little changed from April's report. Although the…
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July 6, 2021
Coming Back to Campus: Top Student Health and Wellness Concerns for the 2021 School Year
This year, student health and wellness is on peoples’ minds more than ever. The recent COVID-19 pandemic widely altered operations and impacted college and…
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June 30, 2021
Sharp Recovery In Consumer And CEO Confidence
Yesterday The Conference Board reported their Consumer Confidence Index for June rose 7.3 points to 127.3. The June measure is approaching the Index's pre…
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June 27, 2021
Investors Remain Cautious Based On Sentiment And Fund Flows
On a price only basis the S&P 500 Index is up over 91% since the March 23, 2020 low. Nearly halfway through 2021 and the S&P 500 Index is up a strong 14%. One…
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June 26, 2021
Stock Buybacks In Vogue And Those Companies' Stocks Are Outperforming
As the economy has recovered from the pandemic induced recession, S&P 500 companies' as reported earnings hit a record $389.01 billion for the first quarter…
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June 21, 2021
I'm Still Standing... The Affordable Care Act Survives Latest Challenge
In another highly anticipated decision, the Supreme Court dismissed the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) upholding the law once again. In…
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June 20, 2021
Does Fed's Hawkish Posture Create A 'Buy The Dip' Moment?
The Fed's hawkish comments coming out of the FOMC meeting last week unsettled markets. The comments moved up the potential for the start of interest rate…
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June 19, 2021
Strong Consumer Demand But Too Little Inventory
Many states have reopened their economies and consumers have responded by increasing spending in an effort to satisfy pent-up demand. The sharp recovery in…
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