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Speculation swirls around Fed meeting, interest rates

...look pretty good right now," said Mark Zandi, the chief economist of Moody's Analytics. "I don't think the Fed...really did scare the Fed," said Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial. "For that reason, they are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-16/speculation-swirls-around-
Volatile apartment sector reduces US home building

...apartment building is a sign that a rising share of Americans will be renters, rather than homeowners.Jed Kolko, chief economist at the real estate firm Trulia, said that builders are already constructing too many single-family houses. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-18/volatile-apartment-sector-
Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

...unlikely to raise alarms about the health of the job market."This is nothing to worry about," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. "The seasonal adjustment is tricky in the week of the Labor Day holiday. Next week...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-11/applications-us-unemployme
Small business filled with gloomy glums

...their heads? Most of them are having problems with taxes, poor sales and government regulations. From the NFIB's chief economist, Bill Dunkelberg: "More owners still think business conditions will be worse in six months than think they will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-09-11/small-busin
US economy grew at brisk 4.2 percent rate in second quarter

...last quarter. That was sharply higher than the government's initial 5.5 percent estimate.Ian Shepherdson, the chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said the strength in business investment has likely extended into the current quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/us-economy-grew-brisk-42-p
US home price gains slow in June

...same predicament.That in turn makes it harder for the younger millennial generation to afford homes, said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries."Because so many homes are stuck in negative equity or are effectively underwater, the inventory...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/us-home-price-gains-slow-j
Commercial real estate outlook shining brighter

...1 percent."Gross domestic product should expand closer to 3 percent for the remainder of the year," said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. "The improved lending for commercial loans and continuing job gains we've seen this spring bode...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-15/commercial-
Local resale and rental investments picking up

...quickly along with a declining availability of discounted foreclosures over the course of the year," said NAR's chief economist, Lawrence Yun. "In 2011 and 2012, investment property was a no-brainer because home prices had sharply over-corrected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-08/local-resal
Contracts to buy US homes rise in hopeful sign

...percent to 105.9 last month. Still, the index remains 2.1 percent below its level a year ago.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, called the increase "positive" but stressed that home buying was unlikely to strengthen...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-28/contracts-buy-us-homes-ris
AP survey: Fed's outlook correct but not solution

...in mind," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "But...recovery," said Scott Brown, chief economist at financial services firm Raymond...out," said Richard Moody, chief economist at Regions Financial.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-26/ap-survey-feds-outlook-cor