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Millennial Women Surging Ahead of Male Counterparts

Millennial Women Surging Ahead of Male Counterparts In my E-Letter on Tuesday, my main topic focused on how over one-third of Millennials are living with their parents today, out of necessity. Today I want to follow up on that discussion and point out another major trend we all should be aware of regarding Millennials. But…

Why Consumer Spending Remains Below Normal

  We are now into the eighth year of this economic expansion. The unemployment rate is at a 16-year low (4.3%), stocks are at all-time record highs, home prices have fully recovered in most areas and wages are finally starting to rise. The question is, why aren’t consumers spending more? Consumer spending accounts for apprx….

Get Ready For Higher Inflation At Long Last

US inflation as measured by the Consumer Price Index (CPI) has been trending lower since late 2011, despite repeated efforts by the Fed to lift inflation to its 2% target. The Fed somehow believes that we need higher inflation to get the economy going. While the CPI and other inflation measures have failed to cooperate…

Retailers Brace For Disappointing Shopping Season

Retailers typically look forward to the holiday season as a time for major profits. Many retailers experience 35-40% of their annual sales during the period from Thanksgiving to Christmas. But this year, retailers could be singing the blues by the time the Christmas holiday shopping season concludes, according to several recent surveys. The National Retail…

Obama Lied About Healthcare, Approval Hits New Low

President Obama’s approval rating has declined to an all-time low as public frustration with Washington and pessimism about the nation’s direction continue to grow, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. Just 42% approve of the president’s job performance, which is down five points from earlier this month, and 51% disapprove of his…