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 Robert Brusca - “Trends show a sharp surge on auto spending in July but little strength elsewhere, ... Most disturbing is the ongoing sluggishness for services. Demand there is hovering around (annual) gains of 2 percent. That won't create many jobs.”
 Robert Brusca - “This is the way inflation gains a toe hold,”
 Robert Brusca - “Trends show a sharp surge on auto spending in July but little strength elsewhere. Most disturbing is the ongoing sluggishness for services. Demand there is hovering around (annual) gains of 2 percent. That won't create many jobs.”
 Robert Brusca - “While concerns about inflation swirl, the evidence continues to give those fears little substance,”
 Robert Brusca - “But it was a strong year of growth and you see the inflation numbers were very, very tranquil. If anything, bonds are going to focus on inflation so we should be seeing a good bond market reaction to this.”
 Robert Brusca - “During this recent period there may be some extra spending on the part of those recovering from hurricane disasters. But it is also true that comprehensive consumer spending has been outstripping income growth over this period,”
 Robert Brusca - “So while some special factors may be boosting spending, the overall trend of spending is well out of line with income growth. This tells us that this spending trend is unsustainable unless consumer income growth picks up sharply.”
 Robert Brusca - “Inflation decelerated across a broad spectrum of core CPI areas -- about 40 percent of prices in the core showed declines in their year-over-year growth rate. That's a big proportion, ... The Fed is concerned and has a reason to be concerned.”
 Robert Brusca - “Private sector job growth is still challenged. The report is not very good for the month alone, but the trends have actually improved, thanks to the revisions.”
 Robert Brusca - “The president has an atrocious record when it come to job growth.”
 Robert Brusca - “While consumer spending has sparked up a bit recently, linking it to better output growth is still highly speculative.”
 Robert Brusca - “What's going on here is we've got a lot of growth. We've seen very, very strong consumption.”
 Robert Brusca - “We had expected a small braking, a minor tap on the pedal, from GDP growth but not a move down to a lower gear,”
 Robert Brusca - “We had expected a small braking, a minor tap on the pedal, from GDP growth but not a move down to a lower gear.”
 Robert Brusca - “Inflation decelerated across a broad spectrum of core CPI areas -- about 40 percent of prices in the core showed declines in their year-over-year growth rate. That's a big proportion. The Fed is concerned and has a reason to be concerned.”
 Robert Brusca - “Not only does history show that was poor judgment, it was also partisan politics.”
 Robert Brusca - “What we see is a Fed president trying to be honest with us.”
 Robert Brusca - “This is very, very much in line with the idea we're slipping into a recession.”
 Robert Brusca - “Oil is an important culprit. But it is much more than that. Non-oil imports rose by 0.6 percent.”
 Robert Brusca - “It's a surprise. Certainly the Fed is worried about inflation, but it has been subdued in recent months, so I wouldn't be too concerned about that.”
 Robert Brusca - “a little bit of inflation could be a really good thing, but not too much of it.”
 Robert Brusca - “It's not that I think inflation will be dead forever, but there are very powerful global forces keeping it low. The bond-market vigilantes are clearly trying to string up the innocent.”
 Robert Brusca - “Inflation is rising in more sectors than it is falling. It is doing so across horizons of one month, six months and 12 months. We are left in all this wondering what the Fed is up to and what it is waiting for.”
 Robert Brusca - “Inflation is very contained it's not going anywhere.”
 Robert Brusca - “The breadth of inflation is contained, ... Inflation pressures are not spreading. This (CPI) report has much more impressive signals than the PPI.”

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