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US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

...mean that sales have in many cases been stronger than indicated by the retail sales report, said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.Holiday spending is projected to jump 3.7 percent this year to $630.5 billion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/us-retail-sales-crawl-upwa
US employers advertise more job openings in September

...it's hard to see how rising net demand for labor can't be followed by accelerating wages," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.Hiring rose sharply in October after weak numbers the previous two months. Employers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-12/us-employers-advertise-mor
US hiring surges in October with 271,000 jobs added

...but more importantly is a sign that our economy may have more punch than we thought," said Tara Sinclair, the chief economist for job site Indeed.com.It would be the first rate increase in a decade. The Fed cut the short-term rate to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-06/us-hiring-surges-october-2
Fed keeps rate at record low but will consider an increase at its next meeting in December

...The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose to 2.09 percent from 2.04 percent late Tuesday.Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said he expects a December rate increase if the jobs reports for October and November...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/fed-keeps-rate-record-low-
US retail sales rise 0.1 pct. in September; auto gains offset drop in gas station spending

...electronics failed to get a boost, even with the launch of the new iPhone 6s and 6s Plus."But Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, noted that imported electronics and clothing have also become cheaper because of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-14/us-retail-sales-rise-01-pc
Auto sales soar 16 percent in September, led by Ford; halt in diesel sales hits VW

...sales, particularly now that the (millennials) are entering the workforce and starting households," said GM's chief economist, Mustafa Mohatarem, in a statement from the company.There is some concern that the momentum could cease if an impasse in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/auto-sales-soar-16-percent
Requests for US unemployment benefits rose to 277K last week, but still close to historic lows

...S. stock market."Filings at this level are incredibly low by historical standards," said Stephen Stanley, chief economist at Amherst Pierpont Securities. "In fact, there has not been a single weekly reading above 300,000 since February...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/requests-us-unemployment-b
US home sales slide in August

...likely keep the 10-year yield, and mortgage rates, low even when the Fed does start to lift off.Nela Richardson, chief economist at real estate broker Redfin, says most home buyers aren't likely to be deterred by a small increase in mortgage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-21/us-home-sales-slide-august
Fed's China comments reinforce unease about growth prospects

...Asia.The impact on the United States, which relies less on trade, is expected to be more modest. Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, reckons that every 1 percentage point drop in China's economic growth strips 0.2 percentage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-18/feds-china-comments-reinfo
Jobless rates fall in 29 states in August amid job gains

...threats to the U.S. economy from weak growth in China and the persistence of very low inflation.Tara Sinclair, chief economist for the jobs website Indeed, said the state data supports the Fed's decision to delay. Ongoing lower rates could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-18/jobless-rates-fall-29-stat