Video: Mark Rogers on the US Economy — Week of February 3, 2014

Econoday’s Mark Rogers provides a look at key economic announcements for the US this week. In this segment:  Fed and employment take spotlight, as further Fed tapering has the markets on eggshells, waiting for Friday’s employment report.

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Highlights:

  • More tapering as the Fed stays the course (0.25)
  • Janet Yellen sworn in and the end of the Bernanke era (2.19)
  • Advance estimate for 4th quarter GDP is moderate but better than expected (3.09)
  • The underlying causes of weak housing data (4.20)
  • How the polar vortex fits into construction data (6.25)
  • Significant improvement expected in employment situation report (7.20)
  • Weather may have a big impact on employment as well (8.20)