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Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to rate hike in September

...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 December."There is just...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-28/vice-chair-fischer-suggest
Week of market turmoil offers lessons for investors

...the general economic landscape, but is merely a proper market adjustment to dispel bubbles," said Zuo Xiaolei, the chief economist for Galaxy Securities in Beijing. "I don't think the performance of the stock market in China is a barometer of China's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-28/week-market-turmoil-offers
US consumer confidence shows sharp rebound in August

...It was the best showing since January.Conference Board economist Lynn Franco says that consumers' assessment of current conditions...half of the year remains healthy," said Adam Collins, an economist at Capital Economics. Consumer spending accounts for 70 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-25/us-consumer-confidence-sho
US economy surged at 3.7 percent rate in second quarter

...economies," said Diane Swonk, the chief economist at Mesirow Financial.In contrast, Japan...spending.Paul Ashworth, the chief U.S. economist at Capital Eco nomics, projects GDP...this year," said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets. "Whether it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-27/us-economy-surged-37-perce
Beijing appears to wind down share-buying _ now what?

...market self-adjustment is a good thing," said JP Morgan economist Haibin Zhu. "The positive sign is the 'national team...be viewed favorably at this stage," said Linda Yueh, an economist at the London Business School. "Previous interventions have...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-08-25/chinas-main-stock-market-ind
Homeownership dips as market attempts to turn around

...1966, when they were 63.3 percent.Wells Fargo senior economist Anika Khan said the low rates are indicative of the market...they would also delay buying a home," said Zillow chief economist Svenja Gudell. "We know millennials value homeownership...

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Parents will pay to live in charter-school zones, study says

...willing to pay more for houses in order to increase the chances of their children attending charter schools.The report from an economist at Georgia State University is likely to add ammunition to both sides of the debate over school choice. Pro-choice advocates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-08-21/parents-will-pay-live-ch
US stocks take scary ride Monday

...U.S. stocks have been primed for a sell-off for several months, said Jim Paulsen, chief investment strategist and economist for Wells Capital Management."I've been of the view since late last year that this market is in a vulnerable position...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-24/us-stocks-take-scary-ride-
Global market plunge intensifies on fears over China

...take further action to try to bring their economy to a 7 percent growth path," said Rajiv Biswas, Asia-Pacific chief economist for IHS.In currency trading, the dollar was at 119.99 yen on Monday, down from 122.05 yen on Friday. The euro rose...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-24/global-market-plunge-inten
Single-family houses fuel gains in US homebuilding in July

...Washington University professor and chief economist for job site Indeed. "We'll know...said Joshua Shapiro, chief U.S. economist at the consultancy MFR.Approved building...for a while," said Selma Hepp, chief economist at Trulia. "Builders plan well ahead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-18/single-family-houses-fuel-