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Economy

Inside the Economy: Debt & Brexit Effects

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we take a look at corporate debt issuance in 2018 versus issuance in 2006. Are corporations taking on more or less debt than they did before the Financial Crisis? We also discuss how Brexit could complicate the border between Northern Ireland and Ireland. What could be different with this border when the UK leaves the EU? Tune in to find out!

Inside the Economy: Rising Interest Rates & U.S. Housing

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On this week’s Inside the Economy with SH&J, we discuss the effects of rising interest rates. The Fed is expected to announce another interest rate hike in mid-December. How does this effect the U.S. housing market? With market unpredictability being a media focus, we compare stock market volatility in 2018 versus historical averages. How is Europe’s economy holding up with news of Brexit and China slowing? Tune in to find out!

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.