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US factory output eclipses pre-recession high

...manufacturing capacity "much closer to the 82 percent inflationary-threatening level," noted Jennifer Lee, a senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.Still, inflation has remained consistently below the Fed's 2 percent target, dragged...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-15/us-factory-output-eclipses
Factory workers are losing leverage

...local occupational health clinic, according to the Labor Department. He died three weeks later.Susan Houseman, a senior economist with the W.E. Upjohn Institute in Michigan, said flexibility is the primary reason employers use temporary workers...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-12-06/factory-workers-are-losing-leverage
US adds 321,000 jobs, the most in nearly 3 years

...pre-recession labor market health until October 2016 - nearly nine years since the recession began," said Elise Gould, a senior economist at the liberal Economic Policy Institute.Even so, the improving U.S. job market contrasts with weakness elsewhere...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/us-adds-321000-jobs-most-n
US home construction drops 2.8 percent in October

...improving trend should continue, supported by generally low rates ... and strong job growth," said Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets.Showing strength in October was the South, which posted a 10.1 percent jump on construction...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-19/us-home-construction-drops
US factory growth slips, stays healthy in November

...about the outlook....we're not convinced that conditions are quite as good as the ISM implies," Paul Dales, senior economist at Capital Economics, said in a note to clients.The U.S. figures are also far ahead of many overseas economies...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-01/us-factory-growth-slips-no
US trade deficit drops to $43.4 billion in October

...4.8 percent below the same period in 2013. A lower deficit provides a boost to economic growth.Paul Dales, senior economist at Capital Economics, said that trade, which added to overall growth in the July-September period may be a slight...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-05/us-trade-deficit-drops-434
Augusta-area companies enjoying lower fuel prices

...prices, it has a great psychological boost because you're saving money and you can see it," said Mark Vitner, a senior economist with Wells Fargo.Lower prices can have a significant effect on the national economy, he said, as those savings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-24/augusta-area-companies-enj
Global bonds market fears sale struggles

...desperate to shore up their funds started selling bonds from relatively healthy countries, says Manoj Pradhan, a senior economist at Morgan Stanley."It's the old adage: When you can't sell what you want to sell, you sell what you can...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-04/global-bonds-market-fears-
Federal Reserve ends bond-buying stimulus

...dollars, House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling, R-Texas, said in a statement.Michael Hanson, the senior economist at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, said the Fed still appears likely to put off any rate increase until at least mid-2015...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-29/federal-reserve-ends-bond-
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

...Europe and Asia are likely to once again make trade a net-drag on American economic growth," said James Marple, senior economist at TD Bank Group.For the third quarter, consumer spending grew at a decent 1.8 percent annual rate, which...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-30/us-economy-grew-35-percent