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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Topic: deflation

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January 14, 2015 at 11:01 AM

If we wanted to worry about the economy…

NOTE TO READERS: This is the second in an occasional look at the factors driving volatility in the market this year. For the first installment, click here. Americans are an optimistic lot. Climate change? Hey, maybe it’s not real and if it is, we won’t be hurt! A completely destabilized Middle East? Hey, my gasoline…

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Comments | More in Economy | Topics: Consumer spending, deflation, Oil prices

October 17, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Vote: Are you anxious about the economy

The laugh line in the otherwise somber play The Shadow Box is delivered by the saucy (and dying) grandmother to her repressed and puritanical daughter: “Does that make you anxious?” So here we are with the Dow up 300 points a few days after dropping 400 points. The stock market indices, as the great economist Paul…

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Comments | Topics: deflation, eurozone, Federal Reserve

October 14, 2014 at 10:43 AM

And the economic leader is…America

As the Great Recession was easing, the consensus held that China, not the United States, would lead the world out. This would be a tectonic shift from a century of American economic power. But things didn’t turn out that way. China was badly mauled by a drop in demand during the downturn and more recently has…

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Comments | More in International economy | Topics: deflation, Great Recession, infrastructure