Research

The Federal Budget: Constraints Limit the Options

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

If we are to understand why the federal budget is structured the way it is and why fiscal policy choices are constrained, we must look at history to see how we got to where we are today. The nature of fiscal policy is such that decisions made by earlier generations affect the options of future generations. This was true in the past and it is true today—our choices will shape the opportunities of future generations.

In the end, we believe the future economic health of the nation depends on building agreement around the budget facts. This report is one step on that path.

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Everyday Prices Stabilize

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Everyday Price Index (EPI) was unchanged in April after increasing 0.8 percent in March. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), on the other hand, recorded a 0.2 percent gain.

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May Business Conditions Monthly

by AIER Staff
Thursday, May 14, 2015

A healthy corporate America provides a solid foundation for capital markets and continued economic expansion.

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Economy

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Despite Weak First-Quarter GDP Gain, Top-Line Sales Growth Remains Decent.

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Inflation

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Scorecard
Inflation in March stayed sluggish, still substantially below the Fed’s 2 percent target. Our latest Inflation Pressure Scorecard points to an overall easing for the months ahead: Nine indicators show rising inflationary pressure, 12 suggest falling pressure, and two are stable. 

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