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March 18, 2014 | Weekly Commentary

Last week’s Economic reports indicated the U.S. jobs market continue to improve, retail sales were OK, inventories rose, and inflation continues to be subdued.

Most of the negative economic news came from outside of the US:  China exports dropped 18.1% from a year earlier level, as well as, fears over a Russian takeover of Crimea and interference in Ukraine amplified stock market volatility, lowered consumer confidence, and sent European stock prices dramatically lower.

One negative economic report last week indicated productivity came in at a lower level than expected in the 4th Quarter, 2013.  We expect this to be a temporary situation.

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