This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Tuesday, October 31, 2017:
One measure of how the U.S. economy continues to exceed expectations is the Economic Surprise Index published by Citigroup. It’s a tool that is used to measure how the economy compares to those expectations and, at the moment at least, it reflects the ebullience reported elsewhere. Any reading above zero indicates that the economy’s performance is exceeding projections. On Tuesday it hit 40 — its highest level since April.
That performance has repeatedly been reported in The New American and elsewhere, with these notable results: