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  • Aug 27 2009

    Cyclical perspective on markets and consumer

    ECRI’s Lakshman Achuthan joined CNBC for a moment this morning to offer a cyclical perspective to the debate about what’s happening with the stock market, consumer and employment. More

  • Aug 26 2009

    Bernanke reappointed

    Mr Bernanke was slow to recognise the severity of the mortgage meltdown at the heart of the recession. More

  • Aug 21 2009

    Though Analysts Clash, Firm U.S. Recovery at Hand

    A gauge of future economic growth made steady gains in the latest week, sending its yearly growth rate to a fresh 26-year high. More

  • Aug 18 2009

    ECRI Divergence from Consensus Normal

    ECRI's Lakshman Achuthan spoke with WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Amy Holmes about the surge in the Weekly Leading Index. More

  • Aug 17 2009

    Recession or Recovery?

    ECRI's Achuthan was a guest on NPR's Talk of the Nation, where he discussed why the start of recovery this summer is real, and why it doesn't "feel" much better just yet. (Lakshman Achuthan and Robert More

  • Aug 17 2009

    U.S. Dollar May Rally

    The dollar is set to rally as leading indicators show the U.S. economy will grow faster than forecast. More

  • Aug 14 2009

    Consumer and Recovery

    ECRI's Achuthan spoke with CNBC Friday afternoon about consumer spending as part of the recovery starting this summer. More

  • Aug 14 2009

    WLI Growth at 26-Year High

    A U.S. future economic growth gauge rose in the latest week, as its yearly growth rate surged to a 26-year high. More

  • Aug 07 2009

    Curb your pessimism

    Recessions spawn gloom. Deep recessions create so much gloom that good news – like Friday’s much-better-than-expected jobs report – comes as a jolt. More

  • Aug 07 2009

    U.S. Future Inflation Gauge at Seven-Month High

    A gauge of U.S. inflation pressures continued to rise in July to a seven-month high, indicating that deflation is unlikely under current economic conditions. More

  • Aug 07 2009

    Offbeat Economic Indicators

    "Unemployment numbers are due out this morning and economic analyst Lakshman Achuthan, Managing Director of the Economic Cycle Research Institute, joins us with his predictions. More

  • Aug 06 2009

    What type of 'jobless' recovery?

    Achuthan says that nonmanufacturing employment recovered quickly after the previous two recessions, but those gains were overwhelmed by job losses in manufacturing. More

  • Aug 06 2009

    In-depth Interview on Recession and Recovery

    A wide ranging interview with Lakshman Achuthan about ECRI's April call that recession will end this summer. More

  • Aug 05 2009

    Can the Consumer Spend More?

    ECRI’s managing director, Lakshman Achuthan, spoke with CNBC early this morning about the viability of the recovery lasting into 2010, as well as the cyclical outlook for residential and commercial More

  • Aug 01 2009

    What GDP Tells Us About the Recession

    ECRI's Achuthan spoke with NPR over the weekend about the latest GDP figures and what they tell us about the recession and recovery. More

  • Jul 31 2009

    GDP: here comes the sun

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  • Jul 31 2009

    Weekly Leading Index Jumps

    A measure of future U.S. economic growth climbed higher in the latest week while its yearly growth rate hit a fresh five-year high. More

  • Jul 29 2009

    Commodities, Economic Recovery

    ECRI's Achuthan discusses the sharp rise in industrial material prices, and how they fit with More

  • Jul 24 2009

    WLI Growth at Fresh 5-year High

    A gauge of future U.S. economic growth edged higher in the latest week, while its measure of annual growth continued to stride at five-year highs. More

  • Jul 24 2009

    No 'double-dip' into negative growth at year-end

    Lakshman Achuthan, managing director of ECRI, appeared on CNBC this morning and reaffirmed ECRI's April forecast that the recession would end this summer. More

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