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32 states trail US as a whole in job recovery

...lifted several states to the top of job creation rankings."North Dakota is the No. 1 example," says Dan White, senior economist at Moody's Analytics. "It's like its own little gold rush."North Dakota has added 100,000 jobs since December...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-02/32-states-trail-us-whole-j
US economy shrank at 2.9 percent rate last quarter, worst since recession, before recovering

...Despite the awful start to the year, the U.S. economy is nowhere close to a recession," said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.Guatieri thinks growth is rebounding to a 3.8 percent annual rate in the current quarter...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-25/us-economy-shrank-29-perce
US consumer spending down 0.1 percent in April

...bounce back in May.An "improving job market should support stronger spending in coming months," Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, wrote in a research note.Friday's government report also showed that income rose 0...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-30/us-consumer-spending-down-
After a bitter winter, warmer temperatures are revitalizing economy

...something you see every day," said Michael Dolega, senior economist at TD Economics. "Now, as Americans have dug themselves...200,000-plus" this month, said Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.That would be slightly better...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-21/after-bitter-winter-warmer
US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March

...and improving labor markets are helping American shoppers shake off the winter blahs," said Sal Guatieri, the senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.Guatieri said he believed overall economic growth slowed to a 1.2 percent annual rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-14/us-retail-sales-strong-11-
US retail sales up 0.1 percent in April; spending online and on furniture and electronics dips

...paycheck to be spent."At the end of the day, it is all about one's job, and job security," Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, said in a research note. "A job is a job and that will help determine the ability for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-13/us-retail-sales-01-percent
UGA: Augusta should add 3,200 jobs this year

...increase by 3.3 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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-27/uga-augusta-should-add-320
Fed clarifies guidance on short-term rates; drops link to specific unemployment level

...as the state of the labor market recovery and other considerations such as financial stability," James Marple, senior economist at TD Economics, wrote in a research note.The Fed also updated its economic forecasts Wednesday. Fed officials...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-03-19/fed-clarifies-guidance-sho
Stocks fall across the globe on fears over shaky emerging-market economies and currencies

...year to 7.5 percent in 2014."A lot of growth is shifting back to the developed world," said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.Compared with a couple of years ago, the U.S. economy is in a better position to withstand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-27/stocks-fall-across-globe-f
Tenure comes to an end for Bernanke, the Augusta-born Fed chairman

...the efforts to get out of the crisis.One of Bernanke's former colleagues is not so gushing. Allen Berger was a senior economist at the Federal Reserve until 2008, when he became a professor at the University of South Carolina.Berger said...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-24/tenure-comes-end-bernanke-