Macro Briefing: 2 February 2018

Analysts expect firmer job growth in today’s gov’t report for Dec: Reuters
GOP intel memo creates political firestorm in Washington: The Hill
US jobless claims fell to a low 230,000 last week: MarketWatch
US job cuts jump 38% in Jan vs. Dec but slip 2.8% in y-o-y change: CG&C
Severe winter weather pinches US car sales in January: USA Today
ISM Mfg Index for US slips in Jan but remains above 2017 avg: MarketWatch
US Mfg PMI in Jan signals strongest growth in three years: IHS Markit
US productivity ends 2017 with an unexpected decline in Q4: CFO
US workers rank health care as the country’s most critical issue: EBRI

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