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Data Round-Up: Small Business Optimism Strong, Hiring & Compensation Plans Elevated

FMI’s review of today’s January NFIB Small Business Optimism Index.

Correction, Even an Equity ‘Crash,’ Won’t Threaten Economy

FMI’s commentary on the current stock market correction.

Data Round-Up: UI Claims Very Healthy; Budget Deal to Spike Up Federal Deficit

FMI’s review of today’s Weekly UI Claims & Rail Traffic results.

No Budget Deal Likely This Week, But No ‘Shutdown’ Either

FMI’s commentary on the likely next steps in the federal budget impasse.

Data Round-Up: U.S. Exports Continue to Rise Nicely, Stronger Imports Showcase Healthy Domestic Economy

FMI’s analyses of this morning’s December International Trade results and December Job Openings & Labor Market Turnover report.

Data Round-Up: Crediting Tax Cuts, NMI Starts Out Strong for 2018

FMI’s analysis of today’s January Non-Manufacturing Index and our Preview of the rest of this week’s handful of data releases.

FMI February 2018 Economic & Investment Outlook

FMI's complete February 2018 Economic & Investment Outlook.

Data Round-Up: Payroll Job Trend Remains Healthy, Wages Picking Up Nicely

FMI’s analysis of this morning’s January Employment and January Vehicle Sales results.

January Employment Preview: Expect Hefty +250K Private Jobs Gain

FMI’s Preview of Friday’s January Employment report and our review of 17Q4 Productivity & Labor Costs and the latest Weekly Initial UI Claims & Rail Traffic data.

Data Round-Up: PMI Starts 2018 on a Robust Note

FMI’s analysis of today’s January PMI and December Construction reports and a review of 17Q4 GDP Sources & Assumptions and likely revisions in next month’s Second Report of 17Q4 GDP.