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Fed survery finds housing, auto sales boosting growth

...summer, manufacturers were feeling pressure from China's economic slowdown and the oil industry was squeezed by lower energy prices.That's the economic picture that emerges from the Federal Reserve's latest look at business conditions around...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-02/fed-survery-finds-housing-
Vice Chair Fischer suggests incoming data, markets could tip Fed to rate hike in September

...that low levels of inflation will head toward the Fed's target of 2 percent as temporary effects from a big drop in energy prices fade. A government report Friday showed that the Fed's preferred measure of inflation is up just 1.2 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-28/vice-chair-fischer-suggest
Consumers enjoying lower energy costs amid rout in prices of fossil fuels

...Obama to limit carbon dioxide from electric power plants survive expected legal challenges.HOW LOW PRICES HELPLower energy prices are good for consumers, giving them more money to spend, and for the broader economy. Consumer spending accounts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-04/consumers-enjoying-lower-e
Fed holds steady on rates, seeks further economic gains

...slowdown in inflation, though, reflects a plunge in oil prices over the past year, which will reverse itself once energy prices rebound.The Fed is closer to achieving its other main goal: Maximizing employment. The unemployment rate is at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-29/fed-holds-steady-rates-see
As Fed meets, it edges toward its first rate hike since 2006

...slowdown in inflation, though, reflects a plunge in oil prices over the past year, which will reverse itself once energy prices rebound.The Fed is closer to achieving its other main goal: Maximizing employment. The unemployment rate is at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-27/fed-meets-it-edges-toward-
Lockheed Martin to buy helicopter maker Sikorsky Aircraft for $9 billion

...other facilities, has also come under strain with the price of oil plunging this year.Hewson sees a recovery in energy prices and predicted that Sikorksy will add additional value with any rebound.United Technologies announced in March it...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-20/lockheed-martin-buy-helico
Federal Reserve reports moderate economic growth

...growth was basically flat during the survey period.The report found wide-ranging consequences from the fall in energy prices, with more than half of the Fed's 12 districts reporting a negative impact on companies that either operate in the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/federal-reserve-reports-mo
Rising gas prices push inflation up modestly in June

...egg prices up 18.3 percent in June, but overall food prices rose just 0.3 percent. Excluding volatile food and energy prices, so-called core inflation rose 0.2 percent last month.The June numbers were about what economists had expected...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-17/rising-gas-prices-push-inf
Fed sees stronger economy but wants further gains before starting to increase key interest rate

...But in its statement, the Fed seemed to suggest that inflation might soon move back up to its target rate: It said energy prices, which have tumbled in the past year and have held down overall inflation, "appear to have stabilized."The Fed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-17/fed-sees-stronger-economy-
April job report offers some reassurance

...hard to find, the demand is so high."Still, some higher-paying industries, especially those affected by lower energy prices or the higher dollar, are reporting losses. Mining, which includes oil and gas, cut 15,000 jobs in April. The...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-08/april-job-report-offers-so