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3% on 10-year

Amazon is considering opening 3,000 of its cashierless stores by 2021 according to Bloomberg. It currently has three locations — known as Amazon Go — open in Seattle. It just opened a new location in Chicago. Higher risk appetite has boosted longer-term yields as...

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SS Pay Raise

Inconsistent housing recovery evident in August data. Housing starts, or the number of new housing units that have started construction, grew 9.2% in August. On the other hand, building permits declined 5.7% month over month, their biggest slide since February 2017....

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Christmas Hiring

A record-low 12% of Americans currently cite some aspect of the economy as the most important problem facing the U.S., down from 17% last month and one percentage point below the previous low of 13% recorded in May 1999. Mentions of the economy as the top problem...

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Back at 3%

Back at 3%. The 10-year Treasury yield climbed above 3% yesterday, testing what has been a psychological level for the yield this year. The 10-year yield has trended higher after it jumped 7 bps -- the most on a jobs report day since January 2017 - on September 7,...

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Monday Monday

U.S. stocks rebounded nicely last week amid the recovery in global equities. The S&P 500 posted its fifth straight gain Friday, its longest winning streak since before the February sell-off. Positive developments in emerging-market countries and U.S. trade officials'...

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A better week

The Labor Department said that consumer prices rose 0.2 percent in August as declines in healthcare and clothing costs offset increases in the price of gasoline and rents. According to the JOLTS report the number of U.S. job openings increased to 6.94 million in July,...

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