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Fed keeps rate at record low but will consider an increase at its next meeting in December

...in the United States.Uncertainty was too high, Fed officials decided, for a rate hike in September.Since then, the outlook has dimmed further, with lower job gains and weak retail sales and factory output. Also, inflation has fallen further...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/fed-keeps-rate-record-low-
US consumer confidence shows sharp rebound in August

...should support stronger consumer spending in coming months."The rise in consumer confidence adds to the evidence that the outlook for consumption growth in the second half of the year remains healthy," said Adam Collins, an economist at Capital...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-25/us-consumer-confidence-sho
Global worries kept Fed from hiking rates in September

...zero, its ability to deal with further declines in inflation would be more limited."In part because of the risks to the outlook for economic activity and inflation, the committee decided it was prudent to wait for additional information confirming...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-08/global-worries-kept-fed-hi
Markets drop over China fears, drug costs

...will be in another. The company's stock rose 52 cents, or 6 percent, to $9.59.In addition to concerns about the outlook for growth in China, investors have also been worried about U.S. interest rates. Federal Reserve Bank of New York...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-28/markets-drop-over-china-fe
Toy maker Lego sees strong growth, profit in all regions

...multi-colored toy blocks were in strong demand around the world in the first half of the year, boosting its earnings and the outlook for the full year.Net profit in the first six months of 2015 was up 30 percent at 3.6 billion kroner ($543 million...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-02/toy-maker-lego-sees-strong
Stock turmoil won't affect Augusta, report says

...6 percent increase in Georgia's nominal personal income this year and a 2.6 employment expansion.For Augusta, the outlook calls for a 2.7 percent employment increase this year.Among the positive signs for Georgia listed by Rajeev Dhawan...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2015-08-27/stock-turmo
US stocks jump after Chinese market surges

...triggered worldwide selling and wiped nearly 23 percent off its value over the past week.Traders are also jittery about the outlook for interest rates. The Federal Reserve has signaled it could raise its key interest rate for the first time in nearly...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-08-27/us-stocks-jump-after-chine
As Fed meets, investors look for clues but no rate hike yet

...in the United States.Uncertainty was too high, Fed officials decided, for a rate hike in September.Since then, the outlook has dimmed further with a hiring slowdown and tepid retail sales and factory output. Also, inflation has fallen further...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-10-28/fed-meets-investors-look-c
Economy grew at 3.9 percent rate in spring, helped by stronger consumer and business spending

...to around 2.2 percent to 2.5 percent, they expect a modest acceleration for the final three months."Overall, the outlook on the U.S. economy for the remainder of the year remains fairly optimistic, supported by continuing job creation...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-25/economy-grew-39-percent-ra
Is now time for a Fed rate hike? Here are 2 clashing views

...has warned that China's slowdown appears to be causing damage beyond its borders.Which doesn't exactly brighten the outlook for the U.S. economy. If our economy is really so healthy, why aren't wages rising significantly? And if the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-16/now-time-fed-rate-hike-her