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More Americans sought unemployment benefits

...that low was in late February.The job market "may be improving, but the rate of improvement is very sluggish," Steven Wood, an economist at Insight Economics, said in a note to clients.Two weeks ago, applications dropped to 399,000...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-08-18/more-americans-sought-unempl
Sales of previously occupied homes fell in September

...and hurting sales, analysts said."Home prices continue to languish and now appear to be dropping again," said Steven Wood, the chief economist at Insight Economics.Most economists say home prices will keep falling, by at least 5 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-10-20/sales-previously-occupied-
Rise in economic gauge suggests brighter outlook

...very positive reading for the leading indicators," said Mark Zandi, the chief economist at Moody's Analytics.Steven Wood, the chief economist at Insight Economics, said the string of positive readings suggests "the economy should continue...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2011-11-18/rise-economic-gauge-sugges
New home construction flat with 2010 numbers

...sustained recovery in the housing market, especially the important single-family sector, is still a ways off," said Steven Wood, the chief economist at Insight Economics.Last year, builders began work on roughly 587,000 homes, the worst...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2011-12-29/new-home-co
US borrowing up but consumers resist credit cards

...Great Recession.And student loan debt surpassed the $1 trillion mark for the first time at the end of last year.Steven Wood, chief economist at Insight Economics, said February's borrowing increase was strong. But he noted that it was...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-04-06/us-borrowing-consumers-res
Man gets 65 years in attack

...attempting to strangle her during an April burglary. Jimmy Steven Wood, 26, pleaded guilty to first-degree burglary, assault...110, or stephen.gurr@augustachronicle.com Jimmy Steven Wood: Man beat and tried to strangle an 82-year-old Aiken...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/09/14/met_428492.shtml
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Across the area

...a robbery and assault while he was walking along Broad Street, a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report states. Steven Wood, 30, of Augusta, said a man started walking beside him and asking questions at 2 a.m. Wednesday. At some point...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/03/15/met_338745.shtml
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U.S. factory orders fall 1 percent

...break."Factory orders fell in January in the typical pattern of declines in the first month of the quarter," said Steven Wood, chief economist at Insight Economics. "Nevertheless, new orders have been on a rising trend since March 2009 although...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-03-05/us-factory-orders-fall-1-p
U.S. factories keep jobs recovery alive

...the lowest in three years.The figures "indicate that the labor market is steadily, if slowly, improving," said Steven Wood, an economist at Insight Economics. "Another month of 200,000-plus payroll employment in March is likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-03-15/us-factories-keep-jobs-rec
US trade deficit hits $44.2 billion in August as exports fall to lowest level in 6 months

...foreign products.Trade contributed to the tepid 1.3 percent annual growth rate in the April-June quarter. But Steven Wood, the chief economist at Insight Economics, predicts that trade will not help economic growth in the July-September...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2012-10-11/us-trade-deficit-hits-442-