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Stocks finish mixed after rate increase

...rate increases but provided little new insight into the health of the economy. The central bank acknowledged that higher energy prices are starting to slow spending growth, but that wasn't enough for the Fed to abandon its approach to rate increases...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/05/04/bus_452072.shtml
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U.S. economy buffeted by record high oil prices

...during the oil shocks of the 1970s. It isn't just higher energy prices that are inflicting the damage, but the ripple...two-thirds of that slowdown can be attributed to higher energy prices. That slower growth and rising anxiety over energy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/08/24/bus_426224.shtml
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Retail sales drop by 1.1 percent in June

...up by a strong 1.4 percent, a showing that was even better than first estimated a month ago. Bad weather and higher energy prices were blamed for the pullback, economists say. Another possible factor: a slowdown in the growth of the nation's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/15/bus_422187.shtml
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Biz bits

...The Augusta Chronicle and 12 other daily newspapers. High gas prices drive sales, inflation gains WASHINGTON - Higher energy prices rippled through the economy in June, helping drive bigger-than-expected gains in retail sales and inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/07/15/bus_540917.shtml
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Gas getting pricier as demand for oil keeps rising

...expansion that so far appears only moderately slower than the year before. But the cycle of rising incomes and ever higher energy prices won't last forever. "Those people who think we've entered a new paradigm where high oil prices don't affect...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/03/05/bus_446412.shtml
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Vital housing sector up as inflation slips

...its target range for its bank lending rate at zero to 0.25 percent, where it has stood since December 2008. Higher energy prices sent overall consumer prices higher in November. But after stripping out volatile energy and food prices, inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2009/12/17/bus_559835.shtml
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Soaring energy prices could hurt economy

...anything - they'll knock out of economic growth. "Higher energy prices act like higher taxes on the economy," said Patrick...attention is turning to the potential sting from higher energy prices. Prices skyrocketed, as expected, last winter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/01/22/bus_401874.shtml
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Retailers post sales growth

...across the apparel group. But the low-end consumer continues to be hurt on two fronts - jobs and wage growth and higher energy prices," said Ken Perkins, an analyst at RetailMetrics LLC, a research firm in Cambridge, Mass. "This is a little...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/05/bus_433458.shtml
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Katrina job loss hits 279,000

...is the combined effects of the disruptions from Katrina and Rita, plus the ripple effects in the economy from higher energy prices," said Nariman Behravesh, a chief economist at Global Insight, a consulting firm in Lexington, Mass. Before...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/09/30/bus_7639.shtml
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Slower growth at home gives international funds extra appeal

...for opportunities for growth elsewhere." The waning effects of tax cuts enacted by the Bush administration, higher energy prices and a weak dollar have conspired against domestic equities this year. But while our own indexes have floundered...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/12/fin_428305.shtml
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