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U.S. existing home sales rise for fourth consecutive month

...they're encouraged by signs that the latest sales gains are sustainable.Stephanie Karol, an economist at IHS Global Insight, said a "virtuous cycle" is emerging: More homeowners are listing their properties for sale. A greater supply...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-21/us-existing-home-sales-ris
US consumer spending down 0.1 percent in April

...colder January and February consumers came out with a vengeance in March," Chris Christopher, an economist at IHS Global Insight, said in a note to clients. "So, April's poor showing on the spending front is payback for a strong March...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-30/us-consumer-spending-down-
Frigid winter has given way to a warming economy

...home and cranking up the heat for the first two months of the year," said Chris Christopher, an economist at IHS Global Insight.Spending is up partly because Americans earned a bit more, and confidence has improved from the bleak winter months...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-01/frigid-winter-has-given-wa
Ethanol initiative harmful

...200 in disposable income to each household, according to estimates from the economic forecasting organization IHS Global Insight.Fracking methods of drilling for natural gas brought down U.S. gas prices to less than half of what Europeans...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2013-09-18/ethanol-initiative-harmf
Stocks fall across the globe on fears over shaky emerging-market economies and currencies

...economies ? the U.S., the U.K., Germany and even Japan," said Nariman Behravesh, chief economist at IHS Global Insight.The International Monetary Fund expects the global economy to grow 3.7 percent this year, up from 3 percent in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-27/stocks-fall-across-globe-f
SC unemployment rate unchanged at 8.1 percent

...said Jim Diffley, chief US regional economist at IHS Global Insight. "We're still optimistic about the improvement...did when the recession began in December 2007. IHS Global Insight forecasts that only 18 states will have returned to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-20/sc-unemployment-rate-unchange
Deal lifts markets but does little for US economy

...spending could be made up."The U.S. economy dodged a bullet today," said Paul Edelstein, an economist at IHS Global Insight. "But the reprieve will be short. ... The stage is set for another showdown in January."IHS lowered its forecast...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-16/deal-lifts-markets-does-li
US housing rebound likely to handle spike in rates

...that make a strong housing recovery pretty much a sure thing," said Patrick Newport, a housing economist at HIS Global Insight.Newport expects sales will rise 10 percent this year to 5.14 million. After that, he predicts an 8 percent gain...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-04/us-housing-rebound-likely-
Stronger US growth might lead Fed to slow bond buys

...the second half to reach the Fed's growth forecast for 2013.Doug Handler, the chief U.S. economist at IHS Global Insight, noted: "We still have an economy that is not operating on all cylinders. And you have a variety of threats...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-29/stronger-us-growth-might-l
Ford Focus on pace to outsell Toyota Corolla

...27,000.The Focus compact has several advantages, said Aaron Bragman, an automotive industry analyst for IHS Global Insight. It is newer, features better handling and styling, better technology and a much nicer interior than the Corolla...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-08-31/ford-focus-pace-outsell-to