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"This is a very positive, strong report and encouraging because it included Katrina and a spike in oil prices and we still just seem to have a lot of momentum going into the fourth quarter." Kurt Karl
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"It doesn't look like a very bad report to me." Kurt Karl
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"The year-on-year was (up) 2.2 percent. That is a change and that is worrisome for the Fed. You would expect a bit of a sell-off in the bond market." Kurt Karl
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"The key number for the Fed was actually the unemployment rate and it went down and has been declining steadily. Wages continue to rise and the Fed has to continue to raise interest rates. This isn't weak enough to stop them." Kurt Karl
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"We don't know the exact cause or reason, but it's certainly clear when you look at the worst-ever catastrophic event, which it looks like Katrina will be, we're in a different world, and it's a much more risky world for catastrophic events." Kurt Karl
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"We had expected a rebound. Gasoline prices are down a lot, so that is good news, but they are still very high and that may be what is weighing on people's minds at this point." Kurt Karl
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"My view on inflation is we'll continue to get reports like this, and the biggest numbers we'll get are 0.1s and 0.2s, ... U.S. consumers just turn it off when they see the prices go up, as happened last month with cars, so it's going to be hard for retailers to sustain any major price increases." Kurt Karl
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"It is unclear if things are slowing down or speeding up given all the volatility we've had in weather and oil prices." Kurt Karl
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"My view on inflation is we'll continue to get reports like this, and the biggest numbers we'll get are 0.1s and 0.2s. U.S. consumers just turn it off when they see the prices go up, as happened last month with cars, so it's going to be hard for retailers to sustain any major price increases." Kurt Karl
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"We have a housing valuation issue. The time is now for raising interest rates and defusing these problems potentially by slowing down the economy a bit and avoiding a big necessary increase later and a consequential recession." Kurt Karl
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"We improved in May, but it looked too good, so we may have some payback and that could move the market. The possibility of a record deficit would be a shock. It's a negative risk for the equity market." Kurt Karl
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"The implication is in the not-to-distant future, perhaps after one more hike, there is going to be a cessation of rate increases and perhaps further down the road they will start rolling rates back." Kurt Karl
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"Consumers are facing high oil prices, but they are still displaying a remarkable amount of resilience." Kurt Karl
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"This is O.K. news on inflation, ... There is no major worry here. No components are rising rapidly." Kurt Karl
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Inflation   

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"This is O.K. news on inflation. There is no major worry here. No components are rising rapidly." Kurt Karl
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Inflation   

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"Oil prices are higher and there's a constraint on the consumer because of that. You've also got rising interest rates and a slowing housing market." Kurt Karl
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"It's a solid, strong report. But we have to remember we are coming from a very weak fourth quarter, so this is mainly a rebound from those weak levels. Consumption and investment remain strong and inflation keeps ticking up, but most of it is still related to oil prices. This could bode well for markets this Friday." Kurt Karl
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