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Hiring by US businesses slows sharply in April

...will be released Friday, and economists forecast hiring rebounded...could remain sluggish.Many economists discounted the report, however...teller," Bricklin Dwyer, an economist at BNP Paribas, said in a...months.Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, blamed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-06/hiring-us-businesses-slows
Trade deficit reaches 6-year high of $51.4 billion

...possibly into negative territory.Paul Ashworth, chief U.S. economist at Capital Economics, said the massive trade deficit means...to clients.That means the road ahead should be brighter. Economists are looking for growth to rebound in the current April-June...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-05/treade-deficit-reaches-6-y
Report shows Georgia tourism industry grew to record level

...bridges.It will drain away $200 million in business just in the lodging industry, according to a study issued last week by economists at PKF Hospitality Research. The percentage of lost business is likely to be greater outside of Atlanta where prevailing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-04/report-shows-georgia-touri
Report: impact of hotel tax hardest outside Atlanta

...outside of Atlanta, according to industry economists. Lawmakers voted to add a tax of $5...data, according to Jamie Lane, senior economist with PKF. The firm did the study on...according to an Armstrong State University economist. Since that spending is on more than...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-28/report-impact-hotel-tax-ha
US construction spending drops 0.6 percent in March

...construction, with gains in hotels and office buildings.Economists are forecasting a rebound in coming months as warmer weather...in the first quarter, the weakest performance in a year.Economists are looking for growth to strengthen in the April-June quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/us-construction-spending-d
More Americans spending at least half their pay on housing

...the Commerce Department. The rising rental prices suggest that construction hasn't kept pace with demand, according to economists.For renters such as Duarte, the plan is that her husband can eventually return to work as their children reach adulthood...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-01/more-americans-spending-le
Income inequality flap is much understated through deceptive data

White House economists, the Census Bureau and...Emmanuel Saez and other economists ? cannot agree on a...the book, able Nobel economist Paul Krugman issued this...along with White House economists, fail to grasp is that...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-04-26/income-inequalit
With economy uncertain, no Fed rate hike is seen before fall

...its benchmark rate. Most economists had said that dropping "patient...companies.As a result, economists have been downgrading their...October-December quarter. But economists foresee a rebound in the current...said Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics.Once...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-27/economy-uncertain-no-fed-r
US economy ekes out 0.2 percent growth rate in first quarter

...Chris Williamson, chief economist at Markit, wrote in a research...figure was much worse than economists had expected. But analysts...raise interest rates. While economists had thought the change could...at least September.Many economists forecast growth to rebound...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-29/us-economy-ekes-out-02-per
US wage growth shows signs of strength as hiring picks up

...That was the best showing since the third quarter of 2008."The trend is unambiguously rising," Ian Shepherdson, an economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said.The report suggests companies are being forced to offer somewhat higher pay to attract...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-30/us-wage-growth-shows-signs