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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
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
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
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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-29/federal-reserve-ends-bond-
Economy grew at 4.6 percent rate in April-June

...think the economy is growing in the current July-September quarter at a rate of around 3 percent.Sal Guatieri, senior economist at BMO Capital Markets, is slightly more optimistic than most. He said a brighter outlook for business investment...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-26/economy-grew-46-percent-ra
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-
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 home construction drops 9.3 percent in June to rate of 893,000, slowest pace in 9 months

...temporary factors such as heavy rain in parts of the South which could have held back housing starts.Jennifer Lee, senior economist at BMO, said it was too soon to conclude that the housing recovery has stalled. "After all, job growth continues...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-17/us-home-construction-drops
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
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