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Its not what u want to hear but its the 411 -- Thursday's economy report: mostly bad tidings:

By from net, Posted in Economy USA

WASHINGTON - A reuters report on Thursday claims U.S.-based employers last month announced the fewest job cuts in eight months. But a moderation in services sector activity to an 11-month low in July put a new wrinkle in the economic outlook.

The services sector accounts for more than two-thirds of the U.S. economy and analysts worry. "The services economy is cooling" said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG in New York.

The FedRes U.S. central bank is expected to delay raising interest rates until December. The Fed has raised rates twice this year.

The claims data has no bearing on July's employment report, which is scheduled to be released on Friday, as it falls outside the survey period.

According to a Reuters survey of economists, nonfarm payrolls probably increased by 183,000 jobs last month. Which is about 175,00 below what it would have needed to be to signal any kind of economic recovery in play.

The U.S. dollar <.DXY> initially firmed against a basket of currencies on the claims data but gave up gains after the services sector survey. Prices for U.S. Treasuries rose, buoyed in part by the Bank of England's decision to keep interest rates at a record low and downgrade its economic and inflation forecasts.

U.S. stocks were mixed, with the S&P 500 <.SPX) and the Nasdaq <.IXIC> falling, but the Dow <.DJI> setting a new record high.

LAYOFFS AND OTHER RELATED NEWS

In a separate report on Thursday, global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas said U.S.-based employers announced 28,307 job cuts last month, down 9 percent from June and the fewest number since November 2016.

Retailers planned to cut 3,862 jobs in July. They were closely followed by the healthcare products and services sector where employers planned 3,634 layoffs.

"Retailers are cutting the most jobs this year" said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

LISTEN TO THIS REWIND VIDEO NEWS CLIP FROM 2006 - Its important:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LfascZSTU4o

Listening to the Peter Schiff clip from 2006 is valuable, because it explains the super tightness of the economy RIGHT NOW. People know they have too much credit card debt, their wages are not going up (if they are employed at all) and they have no savings. So, they are cutting way back on spending and trying to put some money in savings. RESULT? Stagnant economy with no money moving around.

A third report from the Institute for Supply Management (ISM) showed its non-manufacturing index fell to a reading of 53.9 last month, the lowest since August 2016, from 57.4 in June.

"The ISM report is clearly a big disappointment and suggests that the economy may have lost momentum going into the third quarter," said Andrew Hunter, an economist at Capital Economics.

Last month, a gauge of new orders received by services industries fell to 55.1 from 60.5 in June. A measure of services sector employment dropped 2.2 points to 53.6.

ECONOMY Headlines - Thursday -- starting wtih new job creation...

By from net, Posted in Economy USA

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/07/20/corning-to-add-1k-jobs-invest-500m-as-part-made-in-america-week.html

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/07/20/microsoft-profit-beats-on-strong-cloud-demand.html

http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2017/07/20/ebays-profit-forecast-falls-largely-below-estimates.html

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/07/20/veterans-can-soon-shop-tax-free-at-exchange-online.html

http://www.foxbusiness.com/features/2017/07/20/american-retirees-unhappy-as-u-s-takes-another-dip-in-retirement-security.html

USA consumer economy is just TERRIBLE right now - And msm news is HIDING THE TRUTH, failing to tell you how bad the economy is in America

By from net, Posted in Economy USA

In case you didn't notice, the USA public's CONSUMER SPENDING has gone to hell.... WHY?

The public today is VERY reluctant to spend freely due to *volatile & fearsome economic and political uncertainty*. Thus a wide swath of middle-class Americans are hoarding money in banks.

Total bank deposits rose 6.6% last year to $10.7 trillion, extending a bank deposit trend seen in recent years, per data from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

Deposits measured as a percentage of bank assets are 77.6% in the first quarter of 2017, the highest since 2006, according to data economic research firm Moebs Services.

And Americans love liquidity. They hold about $2 trillion in checking accounts now, says Mike Moebs, CEO of Moebs Services, [which provides research and consultancy services to financial institutions]. The average U.S. checking account deposit is about $3,600, climbing from $1,000 in 2007, he says.

"People are choosing to deposit (their money) rather than increase spending," says Paul Merski, group executive vice president of congressional relations and strategy for the Independent Community Bankers of America.

A dearth of investment confidence is also driving the hoarding behavior. Only about half of Americans are invested in the stock market, according to Gallup. And other common options, such as certificates of deposits and savings accounts, are offering interest rates that are barely above those of checking accounts.

While saving is traditionally deemed a personal finance virtue, would-be shoppers holding tightly onto their budgets HAS CAUSED A SEVERE drag on the economy (which is historically driven by consumer sending). U.S. consumer spending was relatively flat, supposedly up only 0.1% in May (if that, who can trust these numbers, it was in truth, likely DOWN). Who, anymore, trusts the "latest data from the Commerce Department".

Also Retail and auto sales have also been extremely sluggish.

Consumers "are not spending," Moebs said. "The Great Recession isn't over for consumers and small businesses. Small businesses feel a great deal of uncertainty and they're being very cautious, especially with any capital plans they have. "

High debt obligations also are affecting household spending decisions. Total household debt balances rose by 1.2% in the first quarter from the previous quarter to $12.73 trillion, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York (again these official stats are usually BS so its probably worse than that). That's 11th consecutive quarter of household debt growth and it SURPASSES the peak of $12.68 trillion in household debt seen in the third quarter of 2008. Read that last statement again and digest it. ITS PRETTY SERIOUS.


DAVE at X22 NEWS voices Warning Alert -- The Fed is Pulling The Plug On The Entire Market, They're Bringing Down The Economy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilVVJmueYdA

Auburn University Professor Mark Thornton Explains Our USA "Fake Economy"

begin at 6:30 - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqXYz1APbDE

(This story used data from USA-TODAY reportage as one of its sources)

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