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US economic growth in fourth quarter revised down to 2.2 percent

...the third quarter.Economists, however, remain...the chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics...this year. JPMorgan economists say growth will come...Joel Naroff, chief economist at Naroff Economic...Naroff and other economists believe the key to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/us-economic-growth-fourth-
Business news

...consistent with an improving labor market," Derek Lindsey, an economist at BNP Paribas, said in a note to clients.Consumer prices...2 percent.Despite the sharp drop in the overall index, economists see signs that many prices are moving higher. The cost of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-26/business-news
Signed contracts to buy US homes rise to 18-month high

...construction fell last month, raising concerns that the housing market would continue to struggle after a weak 2014. But economists expect that strong job gains, low mortgage rates and solid consumer confidence will boost home sales this year.Pending...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-27/signed-contracts-buy-us-ho
Yellen reiterates Fed's patience in raising rates

...growth.To some private economists, Yellen appeared to be...Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics.Other economists, however, forecast that...Gregory Michael, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/yellen-reiterates-feds-pat
Lowe's has strong 4Q as job market improves

...reported a 2014 profit of $2.71 per share on revenue of $56.22 billion.Housing sales are off to a slow start this year. Economists expect the Commerce Department to report a 2.3 percent drop in January new-home sales Wednesday.But the employment landscape...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-25/lowes-has-strong-4q-job-ma
GOP lawmakers accuse Federal Reserve chief of political bias

...she set the stage for rate hikes later this year by outlining the steps the Fed will take in moving to raise rates.Private economists believe the first rate increase will not occur before June and could slip to September or even later, especially if inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-25/gop-lawmakers-accuse-feder
US consumer confidence slides after big January gain

...measures "remain at inspiring levels," Bricklin Dwyer, economist at BNP Paribas, wrote in a research report Tuesday. "We...2014 after growing 5 percent from July through September. Economists say the economy is likely to grow about 2.5 percent from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/us-consumer-confidence-sli
Fewer homes for sale pushes up US house prices in December

...years since the recession.Sales of existing homes fell last year after two years of steady recovery. That has led many economists to forecast a rebound in sales in 2015, but so far there are few signs of it.In January, existing home sales tumbled 4...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-24/fewer-homes-sale-pushes-us
Americans aren't spending their gasoline savings

...more frugal than many economists had expected."Even...Michael Feroli, an economist at JPMorgan Chase...year and a half.Some economists note, too, that people...feeling the benefit.Economists say it can take three...Andrew Labelle, an economist at TD Bank Group...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-18/americans-arent-spending-t
Raises help, but many Wal-Mart workers too poor to afford living costs without government aid

...feed and raise children without government aid, according to economists and researchers.The nation's largest private employer...question," said Heather Boushey, executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth.The answer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-19/raises-help-many-wal-mart-