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Goldman: Don’t Worry, U.S. Recovery Still Has Plenty of Steam

Early: Real Federal Funds RateThe Federal Funds Rate is a metric set by the Federal Reserve that determines the interest rate banks pay to borrow from one another overnight, which has remained at historic lows since the financial crisis. The “real” rate is adjusted for inflation.More Data http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/FEDFUNDS Early: Term SpreadsTerm spreads refer to the difference in yield between long-term and short-term U.S. Treasury bonds. Fed data show the spread between two-year and 10-year Treasury bonds is running just north of two percentage points. That spread has passed through zero heading into every recession since the 1980s.More Data http://research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/T10Y2Y Early: Employment GapThe Brookings Institution’s measure of the jobs gap indicates the economy still needs to tack on 5.7 million jobs to return to pre-recession levels while also absorbing those who enter the potential labor force every month. While the rate has recovered marke...

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    The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose less than expected last week and remained near its pre-recession levels, offering further ev...

  2. Get Ready for a Rebound in Housing Market

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  4. Weekly Jobless Claims Fall To Near 7-Year Low

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  7. Dollar Falls as Jobs Data Push Out Rate-Hike View

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