As in US retail inventories rise 0.9%, the biggest monthly gain since 2016 on potential record holiday spending fueled by tax cuts. #ReadySetBuy
As in filling a job vacancy takes employers 31 days on average, a new all-time high. #TightLaborMarket
As in the US trade deficit widens to a record $77.2B, reflecting a surge in imports before tariffs take effect. #SnoozeYouLose
“Charlotte is a top-10 destination city that will enable us to recruit and retain the world-class talent we need.” –Honeywell spokesperson on the company’s decision to relocate its headquarters from New Jersey to North Carolina. #TaxArbitrage
“Interest rates remain just below the broad range of estimates of the level that would be neutral for the economy… that is, neither speeding up nor slowing down growth.” –Fed Chair Jerome Powell’s subtle suggestion on 11/28 that he may NOT raise rates four times through 2019. #DowRallied600Pts
“It’s a product that reaches people who are looking for balance in their lives… that combination of active and social.” –Michelob Ultra VP of Marketing Azania Andrews on the company’s relaunch of its low-cal, big-flavor beer. #Seriously?