In 2007, before the financial crises with real estate prices and stock values increasing, I purchased a new car. For fifteen years prior to this point, I had been a loyal, satisfied Lexus car owner and driver. As my Lexus sedan aged, it was time for a new vehicle, and I had the itch forread more CHECKLIST: Buy Tesla or Not?
Consumer price changes, depending on which side you are on, buyer or seller, was both good and bad over the past year. Overall, U.S. inflation, as measured by the Consumer Price Index, rose 2.9%. For energy producers, the 26% rise in gasoline prices was a boost, not so, for drivers. TV manufacturers cratered down aread more #Inflation #Deflation
#PositiveNews Q2-2018 Productivity increased at a 2.9% annual rate, the highest growth rate since Q2-2015. The two most important criteria for economic growth, in my opinion, are employment expansion and productivity. Productivity growth, at 2.9%, stands well above its 1.1% five-year average. Productivity growth measures the average worker’s economic contribution; the higher the productivity theread more Q2-2018 Productivity increased at a 2.9% annual rate, the highest growth rate since Q2-2015.
#PositiveNews Since the great financial crises ended in June 2009, the U.S. economy has added 17,890,000 jobs. In today’s initial unemployment claims report, 218,000 workers filed for unemployment income, this is considerably lower than the >245,000 weekly filers at the beginning of the year. And, the trend of folks claiming insurance benefits has been onread more Unemployment Claims On A Downward Slope