The third quarter is shaping up to be the strongest of the year for the U.S. economy, with GDP tracking 3.7% q/q (annualized).

The August reading of CPI showed inflationary pressures accelerated last month, though the trend remains favorable, with the three-month annualized change on core inflation slipping to 2.4%.

A 1-2-3 punch of risks lies on the horizon for the U.S. economy. The end of the student debt moratorium, a potential government shutdown, and the UAW strike could all leave a mark on Q4 growth.

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