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Noteworthy Graduation Speeches

With the 2017 college graduation season underway, commencement speakers are sharing their wisdom and advice with this year’s graduates.  A collection of inspirational speeches was recently published in The New York Times. 7 more words

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National new home sales for April, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that sales of new single-family houses in April 2017 were 569,000 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate, down 11.4 percent from March’s revised rate, but up 0.5 percent from April 2016.

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National debt metrics for 1Q/17

Debt Dollars

In 17Q1, household debt rose by $149 billion and now totals $12.73 trillion, surpassing the previous peak of $12.68 trillion set in 08Q3, 8.5 years ago. 52 more words

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National residential building permits and starts for April, 2017

The U.S. Census Bureau released new data today on building permits in April 2017 showing a seasonally adjusted annual rate (SAAR) of 1,229,000, down 2.5percent from the revised March rate, but up 5.7 percent from April 2016. 18 more words

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Drill baby, drill??

Crude Collapse

Despite a sizeable cutback in oil production by OPEC and several non-OPEC nations and a subsequent rise in price, oil prices are testing 5-month lows. 61 more words

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