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US factory growth slips, stays healthy in November

...index has topped 56 since June, up from an average of just 53.9 last year."Although we remain optimistic about the outlook....we're not convinced that conditions are quite as good as the ISM implies," Paul Dales, senior economist...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-01/us-factory-growth-slips-no
European Union cuts economic growth forecast amid global tensions

...body.Those figures are down from a spring forecast of 1.2 percent growth this year and 1.7 percent next year.The outlook is better for the broader 28-nation European Union, which includes the United Kingdom, but still was downgraded...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-11-04/european-union-cuts-econom
US predicts less oppressive heating bills this winter

...pheric Administration, the EIA predicts the number of heating degree days will fall 12 percent this year. Here's the outlook for customers:NATURAL GAS: Although they will use less, customers will see a sharp increase in prices, especially...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-10-07/us-predicts-less-oppressiv
US stocks plunge, wiping out July's gains

...have become more optimistic about the outlook for earnings as economic growth...sell-off was a reassessment of the outlook for interest rates in the U.S...becoming more optimistic about the outlook for the U.S. economy after growth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-31/us-stocks-plunge-wiping-ou
Global tensions don't curb enthusiasm for stocks as market extends its correction-free streak

...uninterrupted rally is justified by the outlook for stocks. Central banks worldwide...focused on company profits, and the outlook remains strong.Earnings for S...Stocks have managed to rise even as the outlook for growth weakens.The International...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-25/global-tensions-dont-curb-
US home construction jumps 15.7 percent in July

...their outlook for sales over the next six months and traffic by prospective buyers all increased in August, brightening the outlook.Sales of new homes are running behind last year's pace. They fell 8.1 percent in June to a seasonally adjusted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-08-19/us-home-construction-jumps
Ownership of Augusta plant still not settled

...Reserve bank district covering our area said its contacts indicated expanding economic activity in June and early July. "The outlook among businesses remained positive as most anticipate higher growth in the near term."Strength in residential real...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/tim-rausch/2014-08-01/ownership-a
Key industries beginning to see raises

...the previous three recoveries, wages had risen an average 2.3 percent after inflation.Still some economists think the outlook for broader pay gains has brightened. More people are quitting jobs than at any time in six years, a sign of confidence...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-06-16/key-industries-beginning-s
Business news

...March as builders resumed work at the end of a frigid winter. But applications for building permits slid, clouding the outlook for future construction.Builders started work on 946,000 homes at a seasonally adjusted annual rate in March, up...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-04-16/business-news
Consumers in US and other rich countries step up spending, boosting hopes for 2014

...drive stronger growth in 2014 after they stepped up spending at the end of last year in the United States and Europe.The outlook for spending is brightening even though growth is weakening in some large emerging economies and slowing the sales of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-01-21/consumers-us-and-other-ric