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Posted: Dec. 31st, 1969
Conflicting Signals on Economy's Health

"Another economic report on Thursday showed a worrisome decline in consumer prices during the second quarter.

Together, the data offers a challenge for the Federal Reserve, which wants to see more evidence that the U.S. economy is gaining momentum before it scales back a bond-buying stimulus program.

The Fed last week flagged a rise in interest rates as a threat to the economy, and also said that employment and inflation remain too weak.

The National Association of Realtors said its Pending Homes Sales Index, based on contracts signed last month, decreased 1.6 percent last month."

Many economists have been excited to see that there has been a drop in unemployment services applications, suggesting that there should be a higher employment rate. Apparently the employment has done little to spurn on the economy as there has not been enough consumer interest to drive inflation. This has left the Federal bond buying program still waiting for more concrete signs of a stable market before allowing the service to be retired.

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