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Scuttlebiz: Manpower says area is weak for job market

...Augusta is second to the bottom.This summer's outlook is lower than the spring's published number. Last summer, the outlook was 17 percent.The survey has the numbers, but not the insight, as to why the pace of hiring slowed down this summer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-25/scuttlebiz-manpower-says-a
Gold falls to lowest level in five years on dollar strength

...this year," said Jim Steel, chief precious metals analyst at HSBC in New York.When investors are worried about the outlook for the U.S. and the global economy, they tend to favor gold, Steel said. But when the U.S. stock and bond...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-21/gold-falls-lowest-level-fi
Bass Pro Shops' 'mothership' in Missouri is massive, impressive

...also the first store to eclipse the Springfield "mothership" in square footage, but only slightly.Closer to home, the outlook for a Bass Pro in our neck of the woods remains bleak.The company first announced plans for an Augusta store in 2008...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/outdoors/2015-07-17/bass-pro-shops-mothershi
Yellen says Federal Reserve still on track to raise rates this year

...later this year but expressed concerns over headwinds that are still holding back the U.S. economy.She described the outlook for the economy and inflation as "highly uncertain," amid lingering weakness in the labor market and new potential...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-07-10/yellen-says-federal-reserv
Predictions call for warmer weather, less widespread rain for next 3 months

...three month- outlook, through September, indicates dryer than normal weather might continue.According to Murphey, the outlook calls for slightly below normal precipitation and equal chances of above- or below-normal temperatures.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-07-07/predictions-call-warmer-weath
Federal Reserve reports moderate economic growth

...impact of an unusually harsh winter. Economists said the beige book indicates that policymakers are likely to upgrade the outlook at their June meeting.Private analysts, however, said they still think the Fed will prefer to wait until later in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-03/federal-reserve-reports-mo
Forecast: Augusta economy to grow jobs at 3.1 percent pace

...construction in the first quarter, wrote Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center that released the outlook. Two key sectors issued pink slips last quarter in the metro area, professional and business services and information...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-20/forecast-augusta-economy-g
US economy shrank in winter but staging a spring rebound

...rebound hasn't been overwhelming, we still think that the outlook for the economy is very encouraging," Paul Ashworth...three declines came in the first quarter of the year.The outlook has brightened considerably since winter. Most economists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-29/us-economy-shrank-winter-s
Forecast: Augusta economy to grow

...construction (300) in the first quarter," wrote Rajeev Dhawan, director of the Economic Forecasting Center that released the outlook.He notes that Wells Lighting announced 200 jobs with the opening of its North American headquarters.Two key sectors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-05-20/forecast-au
Buffett says raising interest rates hard as Europe struggles

...Reserve will have a hard time raising interest rates significantly while Europe continues to struggle.Buffett discussed the outlook for rates during an interview on CNBC Monday after answering questions in front of more than 40,000 people at Berkshire...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-05-04/buffett-says-raising-inter