Virginia and Maryland Economies at Risk to More Sequesters

August 24, 2015

This week we look at the economic performance of the Washington D.C. area economy; discuss a blogger touching on a familiar theme; and highlight continued deterioration of employment picture in the oil patch.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary:  http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/VAandMDEconomies.pdf

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Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach Volumes Reflect Lackluster Exports

August 17, 2015

This week we look at a proxy for the health of U.S. exports to the Asia Pacific region and discuss a municipal credit that would be directly impacted by reduced trade flow.

Please click here to read the rest of this week’s DIVER commentary:

http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/VolumesReflectLacklusterExports.pdf

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A Sentiment Measure Shows Municipal Market Undaunted by Challenges

A Sentiment Measure Shows Municipal Market Undaunted by Challenges

August 10, 2015

This week we look at a measure of municipal market sentiment and check in on export data to examine the impact of a strong dollar and weak energy prices.

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New July 2015 DIVER Geo Scores

August 3, 2015

This week we review our proprietary DIVER Geo Score, highlight the best and worst performing States and cities as well as provide you a link to get the scores themselves.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s Geo Scores:

http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/NewJuly2015DIVERGeoScores.pdf

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DIVER Commentary: Unemployment Claims Data Shows Diverse Picture for States

July 27, 2015

This week we look at unemployment continuing claims data at the State level.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary:  http://bit.ly/1MtTGtk

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ACA Medicaid Expansion Having Unintended Consequences for Food Stamps

July 20, 2015

This week we look at participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) and discuss its value as a “high frequency” indicator of poverty levels.

Click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary: http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/ACAconsequencesFoodStamps.pdf

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DIVER Commentary: Economy in New England is Strong

July 13, 2015

This week we look at trends in the DIVER Geo Score for the northeast United States and drill down into New England with a focus on New Hampshire and Vermont.

Please click here to read the rest of this week’s commentary:

http://www.lumesis.com/pdf/EconomyinNewEnglandisStrong.pdf

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