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US retail sales crawl upward in October led by online shopping

...growth. Consumer spending has been crucial for offsetting the drags caused by a global economic slowdown and cheaper oil prices and a stronger dollar hurting U.S. manufacturers. The October report suggests that some retailers had been expecting...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-13/us-retail-sales-crawl-upwa
Oil prices forecast to stay low until 2020

PARIS - Oil prices are likely to remain low over the next...countries on energy policy, says it expects oil prices to return to $80 per barrel in 2020, with further increases after that.Oil prices are down more than 50 percent since the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-10/oil-prices-forecast-stay-l
US hiring surges in October with 271,000 jobs added

...growth in China, Europe and Japan have cut into exports of factory goods. Oil and gas drillers also shed workers as oil prices stayed low.Retailers added nearly 44,000 jobs last month, a sign that they expect a good holiday season. Hotels...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-11-06/us-hiring-surges-october-2
Applications for US unemployment aid drop to 42-year low

...imports. Growth has also slowed or come to a halt in large economies such as China, Canada, Brazil and Europe.Falling oil prices have also caused drilling companies to cut back on their orders for steel pipe and other equipment, another blow to...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-15/applications-us-unemployme
Economists still expect rate hike before end of 2015

...expect the strong U.S. dollar and the economic slowdown in China to weigh on the U.S. economy, while lower crude oil prices and monetary policy easing in Japan and Europe are expected to help.Meanwhile, 14 percent of the panelists said they...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-12/economists-still-expect-ra
Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September

...in value, which could hurt U.S. exports and push oil prices lower.The International Monetary Fund on Tuesday predicted...to 7.4 percent last yearA stronger dollar and lower oil prices would make it harder for the Fed to achieve its inflation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-08/global-worries-kept-fed-hi
Requests for US unemployment benefits rose to 277K last week, but still close to historic lows

...that employers added 200,000 jobs last month.The job growth has steadied the economy as global pressures mount. Oil prices have remained below $50 a barrel amid weak demand from China and much of Europe. The stronger dollar has crimped exports...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-01/requests-us-unemployment-b
Shell will cease Alaskan Arctic exploration

...around a third over the past year. Oil prices have fallen by half, to about $45 a barrel.Those weak oil prices are forcing oil companies around...analyst at CooperCity. "If the oil price rises again and the well becomes...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-28/shell-will-cease-alaskan-a
Caterpillar says it could cut 10,000 jobs

...and mining equipment. Several sectors that it serves have been hit by problems beyond the company's control.Low oil prices have hurt the company's business in products used in oil and gas production. Caterpillar said its construction equipment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-24/caterpillar-says-it-could-
Fed's China comments reinforce unease about growth prospects

...from Australia and Brazil, copper from Chile and other industrial materials already has depressed global prices. Lower oil prices have pushed Canada into recession.China also is the biggest trading partner for most of its Asian neighbors and weaker...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-18/feds-china-comments-reinfo