Economic Analysis for this week

The consumer sector has been a bright spot for the economy, along with steady manufacturing, while retail sales plunged last month.  The CPI is declining as oil continues its downward spiral, causing an increase in discretionary income.  Multi-family and single-family housing starts are headed in opposite directions.

More analysis of this week’s news by Econoday’s Senior Economist Mark Rogers:

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