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The Economy's Confidence Game
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
In the months since President Donald Trump was elected, consumer and business confidence have soared, but the economy has slowed. The split has rarely been so stark and, while optimists have been hoping the economy will soon catch up with sentiment, ...



MarketWatch

US economy under Trump looks a lot like ... Obama economy
MarketWatch
Barack Obama and Donald Trump share something in common: less-than-rosy first-quarter GDP. The U.S. economy's performance in the first quarter of Donald Trump's presidency looks an awful lot like the first quarter in Barack Obama's last year in office: ...
Obama's economy ends with a bustLowell Sun

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Detroit Free Press

Municipalities' fiscal outlook is gloomy despite economy
Detroit Free Press
LANSING — Eight years into Michigan's economic recovery, the fiscal outlook is still unnerving for municipalities seen as ill-equipped to withstand the next recession. Despite continued job growth and record auto sales, the state's per-capita personal ...

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CNBC

Trump's poll numbers at record low, but here's what may be a bright spot
CNBC
President Donald Trump has had a rough ride during his first 100 days, with a recent batch of surveys showing his job approval rating at or near historic lows. Yet a look beneath the hood of the latest batch of public opinion polls suggest the economy ...

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Bloomberg

Austerity Nears End of the Line in Finland as Economy Surprises
Bloomberg
But the economy is gaining a broader growth base, helped by a recovery in exports and a surprising revival in consumer confidence even as unemployment hovers at about 9 percent. The nation in 2015 exited a three-year recession, which was triggered by ...

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Business Insider

Brexit is killing the pound but it's having a really productive side-effect on Britain's economy
Business Insider
LONDON — The pound has cratered against the US dollar ever since Britain voted to leave the European Union on June 23 last year. But while that has a negative effect on Brits' purchasing power, it is actually having a seriously positive impact on ...
Alarm Bells Start Ringing for U.K. EconomyBloomberg
Cost of Brexit: The impact on business and the economy so farThe Independent
It's not the economy, stupid - is it?BBC News

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CNBC

One chart that shows the weird, vexing mystery of this economy
CNBC
A chart from Schwab's Liz Ann Sonders showing soaring consumer confidence versus falling retail sales perfectly illustrates the 'hard' vs. 'soft' economic debate. Nasdaq composite closed at a record Thursday as markets put more weight on sentiment.



New York Post

Cuomo's war on pipelines is crushing New York's economy
New York Post
The projected loss to the region by 2020 adds up to 78,400 jobs and nearly $7.6 billion in economic activity and “the displacement of $4.4 billion in labor income.” New York alone would see $1.6 billion less in state GDP and the loss of 17,400 jobs. Youch.



RealClearPolitics

IMF's Lagarde and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin: US Economy Is "Well-Positioned For Growth"
RealClearPolitics
"The U.S. economy, U.S. business, the U.S. consumer is delevered, I think there is a lot of liquidity, and I think we are well-positioned for growth," Mnuchin said Saturday in a conversation with IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde at the ...
Global economy: Spring breaks through the political stormFinancial Times

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Aljazeera.com

IMF foresees global economy accelerating by 3.5 percent this year
The Columbian
That's the picture sketched last week by the International Monetary Fund, which predicts that the world economy will grow 3.5 percent this year, up from 3.1 percent in 2016. The IMF's latest outlook for 2017 is a slight upgrade from the 3.4 percent ...
A growing world economy: Clear skies ahead?Aljazeera.com
Hopes raised for global economyNation News
India's growth to bounce back in 2018: IMFEconomic Times
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