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Jon Talton

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

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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

January 6, 2015 at 10:36 AM

Welcome to the fragile year

Specialist Jarret Johnson works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Tuesday as oil prices continue to slide and stocks extend their slump. (Richard Drew/AP Photo) Market moves usually don’t speak with one voice and are best ignored in favor of the fundamentals. But when the stock market pulls a…

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Comments | More in Energy | Topics: eurozone, Federal Reserve, Greece

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