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

Econoday’s Mark Rogers provides a look at key economic announcements for the US. This week: Signs of improvement in the US economy.

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  • Real GDG growth for Q4 revised down sharply, but on-target, and overshadowed by positive home sales. (0.23)
  • Manufacturing: Distracting headline number, but strong excluding transportation. (1.58)
  • New orders were solid despite the brutal winter: Is a rebound on the horizon? (2.49)
  • Weather delayed congressional testimony from Yellen: Hedging her bets on the economy. (3.57)
  • A Ukraine effect and the spillover on the US economy: Barring a major escalation, the effects are minimal (5.00)
  • February employment report: Weather effects leave the numbers under a wet blanket (of snow). (7.00)
  • The unemployment decline and its effect on the taper: Lower participation or real improvement? (7.53)
  • Tip from the pro’s for Friday’s numbers: Keep your eye on private aggregate earnings and manufacturing production hours.  (9.11)