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Trade deficit widens as exports plunge, oil bill soars

...years, narrowing by 7.5 percent to $347.5 billion. That was still the second-highest deficit in history. Cynthia Latta, senior economist at DRI-WEFA, an economic consulting firm in Lexington, Mass., said the improvement will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/20/bus_339739.shtml
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Americans keep spending despite weak growth in income

...but it is certainly slowing from the torrid pace that we saw last year and the first quarter of this year," said Cynthia Latta, economist at Standard & Poor's DRI. Wall Street had little reaction to the blizzard of economic reports. At mid-morning...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/04/bus_235121.shtml
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Pay growth holds, but threat of inflation looms

...pressures, the Fed is not going to step in and raise interest rates because of what is happening in Asia," said Cynthia Latta, senior economist at DRI-McGraw Hill Inc. Inflation as measured by consumer prices rose just 1.7 percent last...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/28/bus_221465.shtml
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U.S. fears price cuts from Asia

...consumers aren't considered likely to dramatically increase their buying just because of cheaper Asian products. Cynthia Latta, an economist for Standard & Poor's DRI in Lexington, Mass., said that while heightened competition and pressure...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/17/bus_220728.shtml
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Growth expected all year

...S. exports. Judging from the impact of the Mexican currency crisis, exports could fall by 2 or 3 percent, said Cynthia Latta, an economist at Standard & Poor's DRI in Lexington, Mass. "The U.S. economy is not doing badly, but the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/11/05/biz_217036.shtml
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Consumers gain from Asian crisis

...payroll by 3,000 people last year, its biggest job cuts in more than a decade. "The impact has been mixed," said Cynthia Latta, principal U.S. economist for Standard & Poor's DRI. "Of course, it hasn't been good for people who have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/06/24/bus_264290.shtml
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Economic growth in April-June slowest in three years

...see the kind of growth investors were maybe expecting when they bought stocks a year ago or two years ago," said Cynthia Latta, an economist with DRI/McGraw-Hill in Lexington, Mass. "I would expect that we would continue to see some disappointment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/08/28/bus_237212.shtml
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Asian fallout hits American companies' profits

...over the next six months. "Economic weakness in these geographies clouds the outlook for calendar 1998." Economist Cynthia Latta of Standard & Poor's DRI in Lexington, Mass., described the fourth-quarter results "as the leading edge" of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/01/29/bus_221476.shtml
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Despite widened gap with Japan, overall October trade deficit improves

...extreme depreciations of Asian currencies that their goods are going to be available here at fire-sale prices," Cynthia Latta, economist at DRI-McGraw Hill Inc., said. So far this year, the trade deficit is running at an annual rate of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/19/biz_219266.shtml
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