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Stocks swoon as investors fret over Greece's debt crisis, sending US indexes to worst day of year

...banks have shed much of their Greek debt and they have significantly increased their capital," says Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics. "A Greek default and exit from the euro zone would be devastating to Greece's economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-29/stocks-swoon-investors-fre
US home sales climb 5.1 percent in May

...said Nela Richardson, the chief economist at the brokerage Redfin...further, said Jonathan Smoke, the chief economist at Realtor.com.The result...buyers," said Mark Fleming, chief economist at First American, a title insurance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-22/us-home-sales-climb-51-per
Fed sees stronger economy but wants further gains before starting to increase key interest rate

...was approved on a 10-0 vote.Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust, noted that the policymakers appear...great deal of uncertainty," said Carl Tannenbaum, chief economist at Northern Trust."We are expecting the first...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/fed-sees-stronger-economy-
Fed will likely signal a rate hike is coming later this year if economy strengthens further

...full strength - outweighed the risks of waiting a bit too long and allowing inflation to creep up.Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial, said she expects the Fed to raise rates by a quarter-point in September and then to wait...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-16/fed-will-likely-signal-rat
Number of US job openings jumped to a 15-year high in April

...from a year earlier, much lower than the roughly 3.5 percent gains typical in a healthy economy.Tim Hopper, chief economist at TIAA-CREF, a financial services firm, said the jump in openings is a sign of confidence, even if they are...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-09/number-us-job-openings-jum
US consumer sentiment drops in May

...month. And they were less confident both about current economic conditions and the future. But Richard Curtin, chief economist of the surveys, noted that the index has averaged 94.6 the first five months of 2015, highest since 2004.On...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/us-consumer-sentiment-drop
US homebuilders' confidence in sales prospects ebbs

...Consumers are exhibiting caution, and want to be on more stable financial footing before purchasing a home," said NAHB Chief Economist David Crowe.Sales of new U.S. homes plummeted 11.4 percent in March, as the spring buying season opened with...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-18/us-homebuilders-confidence
First quarter home sales, prices rise across metro Augusta

...modest rise in housing supply at the end of the month despite the strong growth in sales is a welcoming sign," NAR Chief Economist Lawrence Yun said in a statement. "More listings and new home construction are still needed to tame price growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-08/first-quart
With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall

...accelerate during the summer and that will lay the basis for a rate hike at the September meeting," said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.Once the Fed does start raising rates, it's expected to do so very gradually."I look...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-27/economy-uncertain-no-fed-r
Survey: US businesses expect sales rebound, more hiring

...Growth in the first quarter appears to be an outlier within the broader economic outlook," said John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo.Silvia is also president of the National Association for Business Economics, which conducted the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-20/survey-us-businesses-expec