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5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

The week’s calendar includes reports on a wide array of sectors. Of keen interest, however, will be the data covering demand for housing and for capital goods.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/19/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-73/?mod=marketbeat

How Productivity Growth Could Change the Fed’s Rate Path

The U.S. could be in for a stretch of low productivity growth, which would have the counterintuitive effect of tightening the labor market, raising wages and forcing Federal Reserve officials to raise rates more rapidly than they otherwise would, says a new analysis from a trio of Deutsche Bank economists.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/17/deutsche-bank-sees-slow-productivity-growth-ahead/?mod=WSJBlog

Greg Ip: Three Economic Puzzles Are Now Less Puzzling

It appears consumers, with a lag, have responded to the plunge in gasoline prices: May retail sales were up a robust 1.2% from April.
Robert Galbraith/Reuters

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/12/greg-ip-three-economic-puzzles-are-now-less-puzzling/?mod=WSJ_EC_RT_Blog

Where Did Americans Spend Their Money in May?

Alexis Rutledge shops for clothes at Crossroads Trading Company, which buys and sells used clothing, on May 26 in San Francisco.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/06/11/where-did-americans-spend-their-money-in-may/?mod=WSJ_EC_RT_Blog
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