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Vast growth needed to slash jobless rate

...2009 -- the sharpest drop since 1946. It was also the first annual decline since 1991.Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Economy.com, and Bill Cheney, the chief economist at John Hancock, agree that the economy would have to grow roughly...

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Income, spending reverse declines

...We don't get away scot-free, but the underlying economy remains tough and sturdy," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com. Spending growth for September matched economists' expectations. The increase in income was larger than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/01/bus_18256.shtml
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Storm effects start to show

...the broader economy, and we will probably have another month of ugly statistics," said Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Economy.com, an economic consulting firm. The big jump in inflation last month hit the 80 percent of the workforce in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/15/bus_12273.shtml
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Social Security benefits to increase 4.1 percent

...higher Medicare premiums but record gasoline prices and higher home heating bills as well," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com, a private consulting firm. In addition to the higher premium for Medicare Part B, Medicare recipients...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/15/fin_12277.shtml
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Katrina expected to slash economic growth

...longer to get started this time around given the extensive damage, especially in New Orleans. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com, said the CBO's forecast was in line with his own estimates of the economic impacts. He said he saw growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/08/bus_1274.shtml
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Debt: Americans vulnerable to rising rates, currency imbalances

...result in credit problems that would affect the entire (American) financial system," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com, a forecasting firm in suburban Philadelphia. Such an event isn't beyond the realm of possibility if global...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/08/29/fin_5166.shtml
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Payrolls grow by just 110,000

...but not enough to absorb the still large number of unemployed and underemployed people," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com. "The job market is not in full swing." Payroll growth, as measured by a survey of businesses, slowed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/04/02/bus_449104.shtml
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Consumer prices jump in February

...said. "Inflation is percolating higher and the Fed will aggressively respond to that," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com. He predicted the Fed's key interest rate, now at 2.75 percent, will climb to around 5 percent by late...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/24/bus_448230.shtml
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Productivity rises by 4.1 percent in 2004

...percent, which will be a solid level consistent with low inflation and low interest rates," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com. Productivity, the amount of output produced for each hour of work, is the key factor in boosting living...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/02/04/bus_441764.shtml
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Worries rise about possible dollar crisis

...say anything publicly for fear of roiling the markets and creating some sort of crisis," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Economy.com. As the dollar falls, analysts expect that the United States will start to see the benefits in its trade...

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