August 9, 2016

Labor Productivity: Not a Pretty Picture

Earlier today the BLS posted the most recent quarterly reading for ‘Labor Productivity.’   The numbers were not good. What is productivity and why is it […]
August 6, 2016

A Good Jobs Report

On Friday morning, we learned non-farm payrolls jumped 255,000 in July.   Shortly thereafter came numerous media suggestions that the FED will now raise short-term rates. I […]
August 4, 2016

Home Prices around the Globe

Are home prices rising everywhere?  Let’s take a look. Why you Should Care:  Shelter is one of the three staples of life.   Thus the cost of […]
August 3, 2016

Steak House Update: August 3, 2016

It’s time for our next SHI update! This Friday at 5:30am CA time the BLS will release the July non-farm payroll report; thus, we’ll update the […]