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Indiana Business Bulletin

For the week of September 19, 2016   


COMMENTARY – by Michael J. Hicks, PhD
The Wells Fargo Fiasco Is a Call to Action

This is a criminal offense and should be treated as such.

The storied financial services firm of Wells Fargo just committed the broadest financial crime in American history. This revelation is both a damning indictment of regulatory agencies and a call to action for honest men and women in business. Here's what happened.

Read the full text: The Wells Fargo Fiasco Is a Call to Action

Last week's commentary: Cut the Tax Cut Debate, Spend the Money Wisely

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DID YOU KNOW? – by Dagney Faulk, PhD
August Retail

Data on August 2016 US retail sales were recently released and show a decrease (-0.49%) in sales since July (seasonally adjusted and inflation adjusted).

Monthly fluctuations aside, the overall trend in retail sales has been positive since early 2009 (see graph). The year-over-year increase in inflation adjusted retail sales came in at 0.8 percent.

For more details: View data table | View graph

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This Week's Data Releases

September 20, 2016

U.S. Unemployment Rates By State, Monthly

U.S. Manufacturing Employment By State, Monthly

U.S. Housing Starts, Monthly

Indiana Unemployment Rate, Monthly

Indiana Employment, Hours, and Earnings by Sector, Monthly

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