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US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in second quarter

...turbulence with momentum, which will help it to shrug off the drag from China and other developing economies," said Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial.In contrast, Japan ? the world's No. 3 economy ? shrank at an annual...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-27/us-economy-surged-37-perce
As Fed meets, decision on rate hike may be a toss-up

...rate hike."It's kind of wild that we still don't know what they are going to do so close to the meeting," said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial.Even if the Fed does raise its benchmark short-term rate, no one expects...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-16/fed-meets-decision-rate-hi
Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to rate hike in September

...turbulence but global weakness which could raise questions about their targets for inflation and unemployment," said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. She said she had pushed back her date for the first hike from September to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-28/vice-chair-fischer-suggest
As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006

...long-term rates low."It has been so long since the Fed raised rates that the situation could be volatile," said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. "I believe the Fed is going to raise rates once, most likely in September...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/fed-meets-it-edges-toward-
Fed will likely signal a rate hike is coming later this year if economy strengthens further

...before it's reached 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-16/fed-will-likely-signal-rat
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
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
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-
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
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-