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Minimum wage, minimal results

...that a lot of their sales are occurring overseas. Their cash is essentially trapped," said Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner, who spoke recently at Augusta's University of Georgia Economic Outlook luncheon. "To bring it back to the U.S...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-03-02/minimum-wage-minimal-
UGA: Augusta should add 3,200 jobs this year

...3 percent, Knapp said, compared to the nation's rate of 2.5 percent.Knapp and Wells Fargo senior economist Mark Vitner presented the forecast Monday at the Augusta Convention Center. The forecast includes job growth and a dropping unemployment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-27/uga-augusta-should-add-320
Federal Reserve to assess blurry picture of economy

...growth will pick up. "One of the things that's really holding back the economy is this fog of uncertainty," said Mark Vitner, an economist at Wells Fargo.One major factor behind the uncertainty: Congress and the White House agreed on Oct...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-10-29/federal-reserve-assess-blu
Augusta-area economy continues in a strong recovery mode, figures show

...expansions in the last year that have produced solid ? although not necessarily spectacular ? gain in job growth," said Mark Vitner, a Wells Fargo senior economist in Charlotte, N.C.Medcalfe said housing is also going in the right direction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-12-27/augusta-are
Sluggish sales numbers raise economic worries

...Consumers aren't going to start spending with abandon until we see much stronger job and wage growth," says Mark Vitner, an economist at Wells Fargo.Average weekly paychecks have grown just 1.3 percent since the recession ended more...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-08-15/sluggish-sales-numbers-rai
Economy adds 175,000 jobs; jobless rate climbs to 7.6 percent

...cut jobs in higher-paying industries such as manufacturing, construction and finance, which have yet to recover.Mark Vitner, an economist at Wells Fargo, calculated that about 60 percent of the jobs created in May were in lower-paying fields...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-06-07/economy-adds-175000-jobs-j
Consumer confidence fell in June for fourth month in row

...of 25.3 in February 2009."We're trying to break free from this orbit, and we haven't been able to," said Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo Eco nomics. "Job market concerns will always trump swings in energy prices...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-06-26/consumer-confidence-fell-j
Economists: 2013 will be a little better than 2012

...Population growth during 2011 was at its slowest pace since 2003, likely reflecting the lack of job growth," wrote Mark Vitner, senior economist at Wells Fargo, in the bank's economic outlook for Georgia. "The federal government is a major...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/your-business/2012-12-28/economists-2
Augusta expected to gain jobs in 2013

...question the accuracy of the labor statistics, Augusta experienced a loss of jobs over the past year, about 3,500. Mark Vitner, a senior economist at Wells Fargo, said the way contractor changes at Fort Gordon are counted in state statistics...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-10/augusta-expected-gain-jobs
Economist warns of other problems beyond 'fiscal cliff'

...fiscal cliff" ? a slate of spending cuts and tax increases set to take effect Jan. 1 ? Wells Fargo Senior Economist Mark Vitner warned Monday the economy might also crash into a wall.The shadow of the cuts, which the Congressional Budget Office...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-12-10/economist-warns-other-prob