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US consumer confidence index rises in December to 78.1

...by big gains in auto purchases. The confidence index has averaged 73.3 this year, according to economists at Barclays Capital, the highest since 2007. But it is still below the 90 that is consistent with a healthy economy.Tim Mooney...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-31/us-consumer-confidence-ind
US stocks rise on last trading day of 2013

...stocks this year not only lost out, but were punished for it.Bond investors lost money this year, according to Barclays Capital U.S. Aggregate Bond Index, a broad measure of the debt market. The index fell 2 percent this year, the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-31/us-stocks-rise-last-tradin
Factory, construction growth boost 2014 outlook

...investing in facilities and equipment.Strong factory output could lead to more jobs. Cooper Howes, an economist at Barclays Capital, notes that manufacturing employees are working longer weeks than at any time since World War II. That suggests...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-02/factory-construction-growt
Money managers warning that stocks are due for a dip

...year in 2014, with inflation under control and the Fed expected to gradually exit the bond market. Analysts at Barclays Capital expect gold to end 2014 at $1,270 an ounce, about 6 percent higher than where it is today.Cash is expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-12-27/money-managers-warning-sto
Twitter sets IPO price at $26, set to raise at least $1.8 billion in offering

...Exchange Commission fined Nasdaq $10 million, the largest ever levied against an exchange.Earlier on Wednesday, Barclays Capital said Twitter had hired it to be its "designated market maker," a critical role when a stock starts trading. A...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-06/twitter-sets-ipo-price-26-
US home sales surge to highest level in 3 years

...established in the housing market during 2012 appears likely to continue into 2013," Michael Gapen, an economist at Barclays Capital, said in an email.Superstorm Sandy delayed some sales in the Northeast, the Realtors' group said. Those delayed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-20/us-home-sales-surge-highes
Orders plunge suggests weak start

...lowered their growth estimates for the July-September quarter after seeing the durable goods report. Economists at Barclays Capital now predict third-quarter growth at an annual rate of 1.9 percent, down from their previous forecast of 2...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-26/orders-plunge-suggests-wea
Stocks return to levels not seen since start of recession

...have rebounded, the broader economy is still lagging. But Barry Knapp, the head of U.S. equity strategy at Barclays Capital, said stocks tend to anticipate the future economy rather than reflecting current conditions. So the signs are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-09-06/stocks-return-levels-not-s
Weak business spending drags on US economy

...lowered his forecast to an annual rate of 1.6 percent, down from 1.8 percent. Peter Newland, an economist at Barclays Capital, reduced his forecast to a rate of 1.8 percent from 2 percent.Either figure would reflect little improvement...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-25/weak-business-spending-dra
Unemployment applications fall to lowest in more than 5 years

...that the federal government's policy changes are "restraining economic growth."But Dean Maki, an economist at Barclays Capital, pointed out that the decline in unemployment aid applications suggests companies are not too worried about the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-05-09/unemployment-applications-