Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar http://wdiy.org en Inflation Concerns on Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar http://wdiy.org/post/inflation-concerns-economic-pulse-dr-kamran-afshar <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>While inflation over the last 12 months still registers only at a low 2.0%, if we look at the first 4 months of this year the picture changes significantly. The consumer price index, the instrument we use for measuring inflation rose by 1.3% over the last 4 months. This translates into a 5.2% inflation at annual rates. That is if this trend continues for the rest of the year we are going to re-visit inflation for the first time since 2007! (Original air-date 5/16/2014)</p> Fri, 16 May 2014 14:36:24 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 40471 at http://wdiy.org Inflation Concerns on Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar Quarterly Economic Review on Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/quarterly-economic-review-economic-pulse <p></p><p>On this special hour-long edition of Economic Pulse, Dr. Afshar looks at the financial and economic state of the Lehigh Valley during the first quarter of 2014. His roundtable panel includes Jennifer Mann (President of Mann Consulting), Kevin Flemming (President of Integrity Personnel), and Josh Dodd (Senior Vice President at Univest Bank &amp; Trust). (Original air-date 5/8/2014)</p> Sat, 10 May 2014 19:36:45 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 39701 at http://wdiy.org Quarterly Economic Review on Economic Pulse The Federal Reserve's Influence on the Economy on Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/federal-reserves-influence-economy-economic-pulse <div><p></p><p><em>How does the Federal Reserve influence the economy?</em></p></div><div style="font-size: 10pt;"><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif;">Dr. Afshar explores what the Federal Reserve is, how it affects banks and businesses, and the specific tools it uses to influence the economy. </span></div><div>&nbsp;</div> Fri, 02 May 2014 14:46:10 +0000 Shamus McGroggan 39280 at http://wdiy.org The Federal Reserve's Influence on the Economy on Economic Pulse Paying down our national debt's interest on WDIY's Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/paying-down-our-national-debts-interest-wdiys-economic-pulse <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><em>Our national debt is now larger than our GDP, how are we going to pay the interest on such a large debt? Asks Dr. Kamran Afshar.</em></p> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:07:18 +0000 Wagner Previato 38648 at http://wdiy.org Paying down our national debt's interest on WDIY's Economic Pulse How Are We Paying The National Debt? On Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/how-are-we-paying-national-debt-economic-pulse <p></p><p></p><p>Economic Pulse with Dr. Kamran Afshar is a synopsis of the week’s economic news, with a detailed look at trends in the Lehigh Valley, and important issues to watch in the coming week.&nbsp; Economic Pulse airs Fridays at 5:44pm and Mondays at 7:35am. &nbsp;(Original air-date April 18, 2014).</p> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 16:11:02 +0000 Wagner Previato 38827 at http://wdiy.org How Are We Paying The National Debt? On Economic Pulse Following the Inflation on WDIY's Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/following-inflation-wdiys-economic-pulse <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Dr. Afshar&nbsp;points out that the overall inflation is close to non-existent in 2014, however, we are starting to see some inflation in food prices. Some categories of meat, like beef roasts registered a 9.1% increase in their price. With the record going to oranges with a whopping 12.2% price increase in the last 12 months.&nbsp; Tune in on this discussion&nbsp;Friday at 5:44 PM and Monday at 7:35 AM. (Original air-date, April 4, 2014).</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 16:00:30 +0000 Wagner Previato 37584 at http://wdiy.org Following the Inflation on WDIY's Economic Pulse Are banks lending more money in 2014? Find out on WDIY's Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/are-banks-lending-more-money-2014-find-out-wdiys-economic-pulse <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">After the financial crash and the start of the Great Recession, banks significantly cut back in lending money to businesses. They have started to increase their lending since 2010. Dr. </span>Afshar<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says we are not yet back where we were before the recession but moving in that direction rapidly. (Original air-date March 21, 2014).</span></p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 15:51:55 +0000 Wagner Previato 36835 at http://wdiy.org Are banks lending more money in 2014? Find out on WDIY's Economic Pulse Understanding the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment data on WDIY's Economic Pulse http://wdiy.org/post/understanding-bureau-labor-statistics-employment-data-wdiys-economic-pulse <p></p><p></p> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 15:47:10 +0000 Wagner Previato 36407 at http://wdiy.org Understanding the Bureau of Labor Statistics' employment data on WDIY's Economic Pulse Is the economy on the path of real recovery this time around? http://wdiy.org/post/economy-path-real-recovery-time-around <p></p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 15:42:54 +0000 Wagner Previato 36046 at http://wdiy.org Is the economy on the path of real recovery this time around? The Economic Impact of Snow Storms http://wdiy.org/post/economic-impact-snow-storms <p></p><p></p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 18:13:25 +0000 Wagner Previato 34897 at http://wdiy.org The Economic Impact of Snow Storms