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The Reports: August 21-25

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Click on the image for The Morning Economic Reports for the week of August 21.

Monday, August 21

America's flying public can be characterized as a bunch of cheapskates...

Tuesday, August 22

One might think that the principal reason we take vacations is to relax, see new places, perhaps learn some history, and to spend time with friends and/or family.  But for some of us, the chief allure of a vacation may simply the fact that we are not at work...

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Wednesday, August 23

Perhaps you have used ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft.  If you interview your driver the way I do, you would learn that many of these drivers enjoy what they do because of the combination of money to pay their bills and their flexible schedules...

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Thursday, August 24

Officials at the Federal Reserve and economists from around the nation have publicly puzzled over still sluggish wage growth in the context of a 16-year low unemployment rate...

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Friday, August 25

According to a majority of economists polled by Reuters, the ongoing economic expansion, now in its ninth year, will last at least another two years...

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Anirban Basu, Chariman Chief Executive Officer of Sage Policy Group (SPG), is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's leading economic consultants. Prior to founding SPG he was Chairman and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, a company he co-founded and which continues to operate. Anirban has also served as Director of Applied Economics and Senior Economist for RESI, where he used his extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region to support numerous clients in their strategic decision-making processes. Clients have included the Maryland Department of Transportation, St. Paul Companies, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Players Committee and the Martin O'Malley mayoral campaign.