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“U.S. Factory Gauge Unexpectedly Falls to Lowest Since 2009”

“U.S. manufacturing closed out a tumultuous year with the weakest monthly performance since the end of the recession, with orders shrinking and factories continuing to dial back production… The Institute for Supply Management’s purchasing managers’ index fell to 47.2 in … Continue reading

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“Trump: Open Borders Threatens the Wage Gains of America’s Lowest-Income Workers”

“President Donald Trump touted the wage gains for Americans in the lowest income brackets, adding that that the open borders policies of the Democratic Party threaten those gains. “Since the election, real wages have gone up 3.2 percent for the … Continue reading

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[Economy] “Consumer confidence drops to lowest level since September 2017”

“The Conference Board’s Consumer Confidence Index tumbled to 121.5 in June, dropping from a downwardly revised reading of 131.3 in May and snapping three consecutive months of improvements. June’s results missed consensus expectations for a reading of 131.0, according to Bloomberg-compiled data, … Continue reading

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“US weekly jobless claims drop to the lowest level since 1969”

“The number of Americans filing applications for unemployment benefits dropped to a more than 49-year low last week, pointing to sustained labor market strength despite slowing economic growth. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits declined 10,000 to a seasonally adjusted … Continue reading

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Good News: “U.S. Illegal Immigrant Population Hits Lowest Level in a Decade”

“…“There were 10.7 million unauthorized immigrants living in the U.S. in 2016, down from a peak of 12.2 million in 2007,” Pew said, citing government estimates. Pew found that there has been a “sharp decrease in the number of Mexicans … Continue reading

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Good News: “Jobless claims plunge to 222,000, second-lowest mark in decades”

“New applications for unemployment benefits dropped 7,000 to 222,000 in the second full week of February, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the second-lowest mark of the recovery and a good sign for the economy… “In short, claims remain historically … Continue reading

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Good News! “[U.S.] Unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 43 years, despite hurricanes”

“The total number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits fell to 1.89 million at the end of September, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the lowest such mark in nearly 44 years… Low new jobless claims are a good sign. … Continue reading

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