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5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

One sector that has confounded forecasters over the past few years is housing. Next week brings new reports on housing, inflation and factory activity, plus Fed minutes. Here are five things worth watching for.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/15/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-68/?mod=blogmod

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

Economy-watchers breathed a sigh of relief after seeing the April employment report, which met economists' expectations. Next week will bring new readings on retail sales, inflation pressures and factory activity.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/08/5/?mod=marketbeat

5 Takeaways From Asia’s Factory-Floor Surveys


Factory-floor readings in April paint a bleak picture for many of Asia’s manufacturers, with Vietnam as a notable exception. Here are five takeaways from HSBC’s purchasing-managers index readings from across the region:
#1: Domestic Demand Is Still Dismal

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/04/5-takeaways-from-asias-factory-floor-readings/?mod=WSJBlog

5 Things to Watch on the Economic Calendar

The April employment report will headline a busy data week for economy-watchers. Coming reports might change what we think of first-quarter growth and our views of what’s ahead.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/05/01/5-things-to-watch-on-the-economic-calendar-67/?mod=WSJBlog

Robots May Look Like Job-Killers, But It’s Hard to See in the Numbers

Some countries that have adopted robots much faster than the U.S.—including Germany, home to this automotive plant—saw far smaller losses in jobs between 1996 and 2012. 

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2015/04/30/robots-may-look-like-job-killers-but-its-hard-to-see-in-the-numbers/?mod=WSJBlog
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