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Economic Indicators / Financial Issues

  • Box office receipts.

  • – Citigroup U.S. Economic Surprise Index:  This site charts changes in most recent economic data – and near-term expectations of economists in financial markets.

  • This site has the current figures for the national debt.

  • – The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.

  • – U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy.

  • – Dig Media Solutions – a string of commodity websites.

  • The Federal Reserve – A wealth of information from the central bank of the U.S. (news, events, financial, consumer, publications, reporting forms, economic research and data).

  • Get a 6 month forecast on stock indexes, money rates, US general economy and currency exchange rates. The Financial Forecast center has been producing and publishing economic and financial market forecasts since 1997. These forecasts have been and will continue to be published exclusively on the internet. All forecasts are generated in-house using artificial intelligence. The forecast models are 100% quantitative and use a global, long-range economic dataset. Thus, the forecasts are very objective. And because the Financial Forecast Center has no ties to other companies or institutions, our products and services are completely independent.

  • – Jim Rogers Investments Blog.

  • National Federation of Independent Business, NFIB, confidence survey (perform a search or click on newsroom).

  • A weekly report of North American Rail Freight Traffic by major railroad and commodity “One of the timeliest gauges of economic activity” – WSJ 1/10/2010

  • – Resource Investing News – “Your source for unbiased, independent news and information on the resource market”

  • Survey of economists.

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