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In 2014, US economy began shaky, finished strong

...what explained the U.S. economy's resilience this year?Economists say it largely reflected the delayed benefits of finally mending...and the financial crisis," said Richard Moody, the chief economist at Regions Financial, a bank based in Alabama.The healing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-26/2014-us-economy-began-shak
Economists forecast fast growth in 2015

...according to a panel of top business economists.The National Association for Business...NABE forecasting panel, composed of 48 economists, believes growth will finally move...NABE President John Silvia, the chief economist at Wells Fargo, said NABE is also forecasting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-08/economists-forecast-fast-g
US orders for durable goods fall 0.7 percent in November

...and machinery.A key category that economists view as a proxy for business investment...to invest, said Diane Swonk, chief economist at Mesirow Financial. That creates...driven in part by strong auto sales. Economists believe the underlying demand for durable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-23/us-orders-durable-goods-fa
US economy grew at fast 5 percent annual rate in Q3

...recession officially ended in June 2009, the economy has turned in tepid growth averaging 2.2 percent annually.But many economists think growth is set to accelerate as more businesses have grown confident about hiring. The country is on track to have its...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-23/us-economy-grew-fast-5-per
Fed likely to note gains but signal no rate increase

...rate increase. Most economists think the Fed will...Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial. Swonk...the Fed's top staff economist then, said it would...Among most other economists, the consensus view...Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/fed-likely-note-gains-sign
Gauge of US economy rises 0.6 percent in November

...unchanged in August.Conference Board economists say the widespread gains in the leading...income growth," said Conference Board economist Ken Goldstein. "However, with labor...permits.Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at MFR Inc., said that the main message...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/gauge-us-economy-rises-06-
Fed promises 'patient' approach in determining when to raise interest rates

...said Steven Ricchiuto, chief economist at Mizuho Securities. "They...Joseph LaVorgna, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank.Stock investors...time" was a surprise.Most economists had expected its statement...withstand higher rates.Most economists think the Fed's first rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-17/fed-promises-patient-appro
US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000

...for hiring since 1999.The figures are "low enough to signal very strong payroll growth," said Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. The current level of applications is consistent with monthly job gains of about 300,000, he...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-18/us-jobless-aid-application
US home sales hit slowest pace in 6 months in November

...might have cut into sales, noted Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics. This November was the coldest...and spurring more sales.Stan Humphries, Zillow's chief economist, forecasts that sales of existing homes will rise to 5...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-22/us-home-sales-hit-slowest-
American released from Cuba was 'trusting fool'

...kept in touch with family through weekly phone calls and passed the time reading books and magazines sent by his wife. The Economist, The Atlantic and Washingtonian were favorites.On Friday nights, Gross, who is Jewish, would take out a picture of a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/world/2014-12-17/american-released-cuba-was-tr