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There is a great deal of fear and uncertainty out there. On the one hand it's sad to see peoples' lives disrupted and destroyed. On the other hand, people are worrying about how they are going to pay their gasoline bills and their home heating bills this winter. It makes for a pretty bleak view of the future.
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#Fear

I think we can take heart in the fact that even with all the worries -- about energy prices, higher interest rates and a slowing housing market -- confidence moved higher.
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#Energy

These results cast more cold water on the notion that if nondiscretionary spending on energy swells, it must crimp discretionary spending. It hasn't,
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#Energy

These results cast more cold water on the notion that if non-discretionary spending on energy swells, it must crimp discretionary spending. It hasn't.
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#Energy

more of an emotional response to the recent woes and gives very little insight into consumer spending behavior.
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#Behavior

Accept this for what it is: an emotional reaction to tragic circumstances. But are people going to stop spending? No.
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#Circumstances

Holy Katrina! The economy weathered two major hurricanes and in spite of that showed accelerated growth. I think what this shows is that fundamentally the economy was and is in really good shape.
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#Economy

Fed members are worried about inflation. To raise the fears of inflation is in effect telling us they are going to continue to raise interest rates. Probably not just once more but repeatedly.
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#Inflation

If you liked October, you are going to love November, ... because you can anticipate some further softness in these core items like new cars. G.M. has already announced the next incentive program.
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#Love

I think any number below 350,000 is associated with good job growth. I think we are definitely getting back on track for fundamentally good job generation.
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#Growth

If the Fed is wrong and inflation runs too high, out of control, there can be a catastrophic loss of confidence in the Fed that has national and international implications.
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#Control

Any long-term plan without an education component isn't a complete plan. We are seeing a brain drain.
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#Education

We are still anchored down by our above-average dependence on the auto industry, which doesn't have much upside potential. GM is in a struggle for survival.
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#Dependence

This employment report neither screams tighten further nor shouts stop here. More information from other indicators is needed to determine the proper course of policy.
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#Information

I fully expect the economy to bounce back strongly in the first quarter. Auto sales will be stronger and inventories are still very lean, which points to a better first quarter.
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#Economy

There's no question we're getting back to better days for job creation. There's been a sense of unease in the American workplace and this should help relieve that. The economy is getting on off to excellent start in 2006.
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#Creation

The economic expansion has matured to the point where corporate America feels it's safe to staff up.
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#America

There's no question we're getting back to better days for job creation.
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#Creation

This gives us some confidence that overall consumer spending growth in Q1 will be a lot better than Q4, and by implication, Q1 GDP growth will be much better.
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#Confidence

We are not there yet. I think anything north of 83 percent, we could see price pressures.
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#North

Consumers are still willing to spend, even with the high energy prices, and capital investment is booming. By the second half of the year, we'll see the cumulative effect of interest- rate increases begin to bite and the economy slow.
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#Energy

The consumer is still in there slugging away. There is no reason to think the consumer is going to pull back into some shell and go away.
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#Reason

Auto sales at these monstrous levels, these gargantuan levels, cannot be sustained. They will come back to normal levels.
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#Sales

It is inevitable that we will see a 1% or 1.5% decline in retail sales in an upcoming month as consumers become sated with new vehicles. ... This will not be an indication of any particular vulnerability.
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#Sales

There will be a lot of rebuilding that is going to need to occur. These things do spur GDP growth.
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#Growth