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Economy

Inside the Economy: Stock Buybacks & Kentucky Jobs

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we discuss where the trend in stock buybacks is headed. Are we on pace to set a new record for stock repurchases in 2018? Kentucky ranks as the highest U.S. state for auto manufacturing output per capita, and trends in the Kentucky jobless claims report aid in signaling where U.S. auto sales are headed. Does the recent jobs report signal a slowdown in the auto industry? Also, how have mortgage rates affected housing affordability? Tune in to find out!

Inside the Economy: Chinese Stocks & The Fed

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we discuss the Fed’s recent rate increase. Is there an end in sight for these rate hikes? We review manufacturing indexes both domestically and globally. The U.S. remains in a slow growth mode, but what about the rest of the world? Over a billion dollars left the Hong Kong stock market recently, is recent performance to blame? Tune in to find out!

Inside the Economy: Trade, China, & Corporate Profits

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we turn our focus to the Guangdong province in China. Guangdong is used as a barometer for how global trade is doing. With the talk of U.S. tariffs over the past few months, how has this affected manufacturing and exporting in Guangdong and what does it mean for global trade? The U.S. stock market is continuing to flirt with all-time highs, are corporate profits growing to sustain the stock valuations? Tune in to find out!

Inside the Economy: New Stock Market Highs

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the current bull market for the U.S. stock market. How does it compare to other bull markets, and what is the driving force behind it? In addition, there has been a lot of talk in the news about the Turkish Lira. What other emerging market currencies are at risk of a crisis, and what kind of effect would it have on the U.S. economy? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: Inflation, Earnings, and More

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we review core inflation numbers. Now that we have the highest core inflation in the past decade, what could this mean for the U.S. economy? Have the second quarter earnings numbers supported the all-time highs in the U.S. stock market again? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions along with a review of the U.S. debt to GDP ratio and a new challenge public utility companies are facing.

Inside the Economy: GDP, Mortgage Rates, & the Bond Market

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we discuss the second quarter GDP numbers. The U.S. economy is continuing to see robust growth. We review some of the supporting components, and how long this expansion may last. As mortgage rates and home prices continue to increase, what effect does this have on new home buying? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: Inflation, Tariffs, the Stock Market and More

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we have a discussion on inflation. The producer price index (PPI) is rising at its fastest pace in about seven years. What kind of impact might the new tariffs have on this number and the economy overall? It has been a volatile six months for the U.S. stock market. Have we gotten back to end of January highs? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!

Inside the Economy: Real Estate, Tariffs and Oil Prices

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On this week’s Inside the Economy, we take a look at oil prices. A barrel of crude oil is now trading up near $75. What kind of impact will this price increase have on the prices we pay at the pump? In addition, much attention has been given to the talk of tariffs. What kind of effect is this having on stock prices of Chinese companies? Tune in to find out the answers to these questions and more!