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405 words • intermediate • 4 years, 6 months ago
"Reader MC sent me the following graph and asked "This chart looks highly questionable for a number of reasons. Any thoughts?"Usually I ignore this nonsense, but I have a little extra time today - and this is an egregious example of "Graph Fail"Click ..."
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658 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
it, marketing, business
"Repetitive Behavior   Sequential Behavior   Facebook’s Open Graph has potential but is problematic. The risks or benefits of gathering and connecting data streams from across the web through the Facebook platform still isn’t clear to most mar..."
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103 words • intermediate • 2 years, 10 months ago
sales
"I often like to write at my local public library. Its got comfy leather chairs, its quiet, and theres tons of material all around for inspiration. This cartoon, for example, came from the back of a book jacket of some recent best-seller. This book ha..."
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546 words • advanced • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"Leading Advertising and Publishing Network Delivers More Than 20 Billion Impressions Per Month Search VSM: Advanced IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 19, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptive Medias, Inc. (OTCQB:ADTM), a video technology company that supports publi..."

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390 words • intermediate • 3 years, 7 months ago
"Note: I'll probably be late to the FOMC analysis party today. No change in policy is expected. Here is the link for the statement at 2:00 PM ET.The graph below shows the contribution to GDP from residential investment, equipment and software, and no..."

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351 words • advanced • 3 years, 1 month ago
sales, business
"Every year I track seasonal retail hiring for hintsabout holidayretail sales. At the bottom of this postis a graph showing the correlation between October seasonal hiring and holiday retail sales.First, here is the NRF forecast for this year: Nationa..."
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310 words • advanced • 4 years, 1 month ago
"Every year I track seasonal retail hiring for hintsabout holidayretail sales.At the bottom of this postis a graph showing the correlation between October seasonal hiring and holiday retail sales.First, here is the NRF forecast for this year: Optimism..."
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321 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
"From the BLS: Total nonfarm payroll employment increased by 280,000 in May, and the unemployment rate was essentially unchanged at 5.5 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Job gains occurred in professional and business servic..."

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346 words • advanced • 3 years, 7 months ago
"I posted these graphs regularly during the recession and recovery.Here is a final update (until the next recession) to four key indicators used by the NBER for business cycle dating: GDP, Employment, Industrial production and real personal income les..."

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137 words • intermediate • 2 years, 9 months ago
business
"The following graph shows heavy truck sales since 1967 using data from the BEA. The dashed line is the February 2016 seasonally adjusted annual sales rate (SAAR).Heavy truck sales really collapsed during the recession, falling to a low of 181 thousan..."
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193 words • intermediate • 3 years, 8 months ago
"Based on a WardsAuto estimate, light vehicle sales were at a17.05 million SAAR in March. That is up 3.8% from March 2014, and up 5.5% from the 16.2 million annual sales rate last month.From John Sousanis at Wards Auto: March 2015 U.S. LV Sales Thread..."
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186 words • advanced • 3 years, 6 months ago
"On a monthly basis, retail sales were up 1.2% from April to May (seasonally adjusted), and sales were up 2.7% from May 2014.From the Census Bureau report:The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that advance estimates of U.S. retail and food services s..."

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618 words • advanced • 3 years, 3 months ago
business
"While I was on vacation, there were several major economic releases. I'm catching up ...From the Census Bureau: Permits, Starts and CompletionsHousing Starts:Privately-owned housing starts in July were at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1,206,0..."

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449 words • intermediate • 2 years, 7 months ago
business
"Posted on April 22, 2016 We’re wrapping up a week-long celebration of FRED’s first 25 years by looking ahead at the next 25 years. FRED does in fact include data about the future, at least in forecast form. The graph here shows potential output ..."
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153 words • intermediate • 3 years, 4 months ago
business
"Jeff Desjardins at Visual Capitalist broke down how much of the world's sovereign debt each country holds. The biggest chunk of the $59.7 trillion in debt belongs to the US, which holds 29.05% of all of it. Europe has a high frequency of large debts,..."
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354 words • advanced • 4 years, 5 months ago
"Joe Weisenthal at Business Insider writes: These Three Charts Show Inflation Is Finally Right Around The CornerAfter this week's strong Jobs Report, it's becoming conventional wisdom that the economy is heating up for real this time. After numerous f..."

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284 words • advanced • 3 years, 7 months ago
"Note: LA area ports were impacted by labor negotiations that were settled on February 21st. Port traffic surged in March as the waiting ships were unloaded (the trade deficit increased in March too), and port traffic declined in April.Container traf..."
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314 words • advanced • 3 years, 7 months ago
"The NAR reports: Existing-Home Sales Spike in MarchTotal existing-home sales, which are completed transactions that include single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and co-ops, increased 6.1 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 5.19 mi..."

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325 words • advanced • 3 years ago
business
"First, from the Port of Long Beach: Port Sees Fifth Straight Month of Cargo GainsStrong cargo volume continued at the Port of Long Beach in November with 6.6 percent growth in container trade over the same month last year. It was the fifth straight m..."
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289 words • intermediate • 3 years, 6 months ago
"The new home sales report for April was above expectations at 517 thousand on a seasonally adjusted annual rate basis (SAAR). Earlier: New Home Sales increased to 517,000 Annual Rate in AprilThe Census Bureau reported that new home sales this year, t..."
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