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... use a monetary policy tool called quantitative easing. The idea was simple: print money out of thin air and then buy back bad debt from the banks. As a result of this, the banks would have liquidity, which would eventually create more lending, moving the U.S. economy towards the path of economic growth.
You can look at Japan as another example of this. In order to fight the economic slowdown in that country, the Bank of Japan took similar actions to those of the Federal Reserve—I must say, the central bank of Japan has been involved with quantitative easing for a while.... (more)
Spring is finally here, but that certainly doesn’t mean corporate America will cease to use the cold weather as an excuse for abysmal corporate earnings. Throw a dart at any sector, and you’ll find CEOs blaming the weather in some capacity—well, save for the utilities companies.
One sector that might be able to (on some level) justifiably blame the weather for a weak start to the year is the auto sector. Overall, U.S. auto sales were up eight percent year-over-year, while Canadian auto sales were up four percent. (Source: Isidore, C., “Car sales make a strong comeback in 2013,”... (more)
...anticipating a stronger jobs market in the coming months fell from 15.1% to 13.3%. Those who expect the jobs market to worsen increased to 20.6% from 19.0%.
Declining consumer confidence levels are to be expected against a backdrop of high unemployment, stagnant wages, and low economic growth. What would boost consumer confidence? Probably everything Washington has been trying to engineer: jobs growth and improved wages. Barring the miraculous creation of jobs and increased wages, it appears as though consumer confidence levels will continue to be depressed.
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