FMI’s review of this morning’s January Housing Starts report and January U.S. Dollar and Trade Prices results, plus January Bank Lending & Money Supply data and the latest High-Frequency Inflation Indicators.
FMI’s analyses of this morning’s January CPI, January Retail Sales, and December Business Inventories reports as well as an updated look at 17Q4 GDP Sources & Uses and likely revisions in the Second Report of 17Q4 GDP out later this month.
FMI’s analysis of this morning’s January Employment and January Vehicle Sales results.
FMI’s analysis of this morning’s December Industrial Production report (also attached as a PDF) plus our reviews of this morning's January NY Fed’s Business Leaders Survey, a regional services measure, and the January NAHB Housing Index.
FMI's look at December Vehicle Sales.
FMI’s commentary on higher minimum wages in many states starting in January.
FMI’s analysis of today’s December PMI and November Construction reports.
Earlier this month, President Obama took the unprecedented step of authoring an academic research article in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) to document the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) accomplishments and suggest improvements.
Market vs. Medicine goes beyond diagnosis to consider how sustaining and disruptive innovation will make U.S. healthcare better at diagnosing and treating illness while developing care management capabilities that promote prevention, behavioral health and chronic disease management. In the epic battle underway, market-driven reform, more than regulatory change, will transform and improve America’s broken healthcare system.
Many believe Big Data’s capabilities will transform healthcare and they’re probably right. Big Data’s ability to remake industries is awe-inspiring. Big Data’s enthusiasts, however, often lose sight of this basic truth: data analytics are nothing more than a performance improvement tool. All data has noise. Big Data generates sonic booms. Big Data cannot transform healthcare until health companies get “Little Data” right.