Economic Events on January 11, 2013

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the Import and Export Prices index for December will be released, providing some data that can be used to monitor the threat of inflation.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for December will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $41.1 billion, which would . . . → Read More: Economic Events on January 11, 2013

Economic Events on December 11, 2012

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for November will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.  The consensus is that the index is at a level of 92.5, which is 0.6 points lower than the previous month’s value.

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Economic Events on October 11, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 370,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 3,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for August will be released.  The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on October 11, 2012

Economic Events on September 11, 2012

At 7:30 AM Eastern time, the NFIB Small Business Optimism Index for August will be released, providing information regarding the health and confidence of small businesses in the United States.  The consensus is that the index is at a level of 91.5, which is 0.3 points higher than the previous month’s value.

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Economic Events on August 9, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 367,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 2,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for June will be released.  The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on August 9, 2012

Economic Events on June 8, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for April will be released.  The consensus is a deficit of $49.3 billion, which would be $2.5 billion more than the previous month.

At 10:00 AM Eastern time, the Wholesale Trade report will be released for April, showing inventory levels for wholesalers in the United . . . → Read More: Economic Events on June 8, 2012

Economic Events on May 10, 2012

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will speak at the 48th Annual Conference on Bank Structure and Competition.

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 366,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 1,000 more than the previous week.

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Economic Events on April 12, 2012

At 8:30 AM Eastern time, the U.S. government will release its weekly Jobless Claims report. The consensus is that there were 359,000 new jobless claims last week, which would would be 2,000 more than the previous week.

Also at 8:30 AM Eastern time, the International Trade report for February will be released. The consensus . . . → Read More: Economic Events on April 12, 2012

Spot the Fallacies, Free Trade Edition

From Mises.org, in response to Obama’s claim that international trade isn’t always fair:

Here we see the view, commonly held by the media and non-economists in our universities, that international trade is a competition, analogous to sports or military competition (sometimes, “trade competition” is compared to the Cold War). If the playing field is . . . → Read More: Spot the Fallacies, Free Trade Edition

Economic Events on March 9, 2012

The Monster Employment Index for February was released today, and the index moved up 10 points from last month to a value of 143, and is 10% higher than last February’s value.

At 8:30 AM EDT, the Employment Situation report for February will be announced, and the consensus for non-farm payrolls is an increase . . . → Read More: Economic Events on March 9, 2012