Market Commentary January 2012

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The Economy

The U.S.

January represented a surprisingly strong start to the New Year for the U.S. economy, though questions remain as to how long the good news may last. For the month, several key economic reports met economists' expectations, and some exceeded those expectations. While it is too soon to declare the U.S. economy back on very healthy footing, it is time to recognize the slow progress that has been made.

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