Nobody asked them, but 19 percent of those who were polled for the University of Michigan’s preliminary sentiment index for April spoke up and said news about government policy and the raucous and often raw presidential primaries leaves them less positive about the national economy.
Grundéns, the Swedish manufacturer of protective clothing for the commercial marine industry, launched a line of sportfishing apparel that combines professional-grade quality with style, new materials and purpose-driven features.
When Federal Reserve chairman Janet Yellen said last week that the central bank will be cautious about rate increases this year because inflation remains low and the economy beyond our shores is weak, the financial markets cheered.
Week to week during the year, economy watchers get pieces of the puzzle — retail sales one week and home sales another — but nothing at least temporarily settles arguments about the direction of the nation the way the quarterly report on gross domestic product does.
When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer such as Sir Ernest Shackleton or a naturalist such as David Attenborough to eventually be emblazoned across the vessel’s bow.