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Nation sees increase in jobs, pay in January

...back to a still-healthy average of 225,000. That should lift wage gains to an annual rate of 3 percent by year's end."We do appear to have hit a new stride," said Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-06/nation-sees-increase-jobs-
Lackluster consumer, business spending may slow US growth in final months of 2014

...again as we move into the fourth quarter, after a stellar catch-up from last year's horrific winter weather," Diane Swonk, an economist at Mesirow Financial, said in a note to clients.Consumers opened their wallets a bit in October...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-26/lackluster-consumer-busine
US orders for durable goods fall 0.7 percent in November

...percent in September.The weak performance in this core category suggests that businesses are hesitant to invest, said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. That creates a mixed picture for growth in the months ahead, after strong...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-23/us-orders-durable-goods-fa
Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate increase

...considerable time' wording, but I think some people are making more out of that change than they should," said Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial. Swonk said she thinks that even if that wording is removed, the Fed will...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/fed-likely-note-gains-sign
Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

...000 jobs."Harsh winter weather deferred, delayed and displaced but did not destroy economic activity," said Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial.Meager growth early this year "did not reflect underlying demand," she...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-01/frigid-winter-has-given-wa
Why drop in oil prices could squeeze US economy

...fuel."Initially, (a lower oil price) will provide a boost to an economy that already has some momentum," says Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. "It's like a tax cut. The problem is that it will come back to haunt us...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-13/why-drop-oil-prices-could-
Speculation swirls around Fed meeting, interest rates

...benefited from ultra-low U.S. rates."The adverse market reaction last year really did scare the Fed," said Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial. "For that reason, they are treading cautiously now."Those who think...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-16/speculation-swirls-around-
Fed likely to reiterate flexible policy on rates

...increase won't occur until the summer of 2015 at the earliest."I think the Fed is going to stay the course," said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. "No news is good news at this stage."

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-28/fed-likely-reiterate-flexi
June jobs report shows recovery is accelerating, US economy coming closer to full health

...might have been a quirk: Many schools that had been closed for snow days stayed open longer than usual in June, said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial in Chicago.Over the past three months, job growth has averaged a healthy 272...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-03/june-jobs-report-shows-rec
Job growth is rising, so why isn't pay?

...Based on the jobs report, more young workers are flooding the job market and are willing to work for less, said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.Employers can reduce costs by hiring more 20-somethings who don't have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-03/job-growth-rising-so-why-i