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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Worker productivity falls 3%WASHINGTON -- U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015,
Worker productivity falls 3%
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON -- U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015, closing out a fifth straight year of weak gains in worker efficiency. The Labor Department said Thursday that productivity -- the amount of output per hour of work --... Read more
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TribLIVE
2015 ends with sharp drop in productivity | TribLIVE Neighborhoods In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Willard Fento
2015 ends with sharp drop in productivity
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
| TribLIVE Neighborhoods In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Willard Fenton-Miller polishes a Heritage guitar at a factory in Kalamazoo, Mich. On Thursday, Feb. 4,... Read more
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CNBC
Banks have more bad news for the economyThe decline comes as the U.S. economy emerges from a fourth quarter that saw gr
Banks have more bad news for the economy
CNBC / Posted yesterday
The decline comes as the U.S. economy emerges from a fourth quarter that saw gross domestic product gain just 0.7 percent. The Institute for Supply Management reported that its index tracking manufacturing registered a 48.2 in January, with a number... Read more
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Finance and Commerce
U.S. productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in 4QWASHINGTON — U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015,
U.S. productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in 4Q
Finance and Commerce / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015, closing out a fifth straight year of weak gains in worker efficiency. The Labor Department said Thursday that productivity — the amount of output per hour of work — fell... Read more
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Brandon Sun
US productivity fell at sharp 3 per cent rate in Q4FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Willard Fenton-Miller polishes a Her
US productivity fell at sharp 3 per cent rate in Q4
Brandon Sun / Posted yesterday
FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Willard Fenton-Miller polishes a Heritage guitar at a factory in Kalamazoo, Mich. On Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016, the Labor Department issues preliminary data on productivity in the fourth quarter of 2015. (Mark... Read more
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Daily Mail
US productivity falls at sharp 3 percent rate in fourth quarterUS productivity FALLS a sharp three percent in the fourth quarter...the biggest
US productivity falls at sharp 3 percent rate in fourth quarter
Daily Mail / Posted yesterday
US productivity FALLS a sharp three percent in the fourth quarter...the biggest quarterly decline in nearly two years Productivity is the amount of output per hour of work Last year it edged up a slight 0.6 percent after a tiny 0.7 percent 2014... Read more
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Boston Herald
US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015,
US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4
Boston Herald / Posted yesterday
WASHINGTON — U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015, closing out a fifth straight year of weak gains in worker efficiency. The Labor Department said Thursday that productivity — the amount of output per hour of work — fell... Read more
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International Business Times
US market open: Dow and Nasdaq edge lower amid disappointing data as oil rally slows US equity markets took a turn south early on 4 February, as oil prices wavered
US market open: Dow and Nasdaq edge lower amid disappointing data as oil rally slows
International Business Times / Posted 2 days ago
US equity markets took a turn south early on 4 February, as oil prices wavered and investors analysed weaker-than-expected reports on unemployment and productivity, which fuelled concerns over the economy's health. Shortly after the opening bell,... Read more
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The News & Observer
US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4 | News & Observer February 4, 2016 9:37 AM FILE - In this March 25, 2015,
US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4
The News & Observer / Posted 2 days ago
| News & Observer February 4, 2016 9:37 AM FILE - In this March 25, 2015, file photo, Willard Fenton-Miller polishes a Heritage guitar at a... Read more
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The Register NorthJersey.com
US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015,
US productivity fell at sharp 3 percent rate in Q4
The Register NorthJersey.com / Posted 2 days ago
WASHINGTON - U.S. productivity fell sharply in the final three months of 2015, closing out a fifth straight year of weak gains in worker efficiency. The Labor Department said Thursday that productivity - the amount of output per hour of work - fell... Read more
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International Business Times
US markets open: Wall Street gains ground as oil prices rebound over $30 a barrel US equity markets gained ground early on 3 February, with Wall Street looking t
US markets open: Wall Street gains ground as oil prices rebound over $30 a barrel
International Business Times / Posted 3 days ago
US equity markets gained ground early on 3 February, with Wall Street looking to bring a two-day losing streak to a halt, after a steady recovery in oil prices seemed to boost investors' confidence. Shortly after the opening bell, the Dow Jones... Read more
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Morningstar
Stocks Slide As Oil Drops, U.S. Manufacturing SlumpsU.S. stocks remained lower Monday afternoon, taking cues from a fresh drop in o
Stocks Slide As Oil Drops, U.S. Manufacturing Slumps
Morningstar / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. stocks remained lower Monday afternoon, taking cues from a fresh drop in oil prices and weak U.S. manufacturing data that showed signs of contraction for a fourth straight month. The S&P 500 was down 13 points, or 0.7%, at 1,926. The Dow Jones... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US factories show signs of stabilization; consumers hibernateWASHINGTON: U.S. manufacturing activity contracted in January for a fourth stra
US factories show signs of stabilization; consumers hibernate
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
WASHINGTON: U.S. manufacturing activity contracted in January for a fourth straight month as factories grappled with a strong dollar and lower oil prices forced energy firms to further cut spending, but the pace of the decline appeared to be... Read more
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Morningstar
U.S. Consumer Spending Flat in DecemberThe year-end slowdown in spending suggests "the handoff to first-quarter gross
U.S. Consumer Spending Flat in December
Morningstar / Posted 4 days ago
The year-end slowdown in spending suggests "the handoff to first-quarter gross domestic product will be quite weak," said Millan Mulraine, an economist at T.D. Securities, in a note to clients. But he noted that an increase in the share of earnings... Read more
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Morningstar
Stocks Tumble Amid Oil Slide, Weak U.S. Manufacturing DataU.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower a
Stocks Tumble Amid Oil Slide, Weak U.S. Manufacturing Data
Morningstar / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower and U.S. manufacturing data showed signals of contraction for a fourth straight month. The S&P 500 lost 12 points, or 0.6%, at 1,928. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell... Read more
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Market Watch
Stocks tumble amid oil slide, weak U.S. manufacturing dataU.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower a
Stocks tumble amid oil slide, weak U.S. manufacturing data
Market Watch / Posted 4 days ago
U.S. stocks began the week on a sour note Monday, as oil prices marched lower and U.S. manufacturing data showed signals of contraction for a fourth straight month. On the U.S. economic front, U.S. manufacturing companies contracted for the fourth... Read more
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International Business Times
US market round-up: Wall Street in the red as poor Chinese data drags oil prices lower US equity markets drifted lower early today (1 February 2016) as oil prices suf
US market round-up: Wall Street in the red as poor Chinese data drags oil prices lower
International Business Times / Posted 5 days ago
US equity markets drifted lower early today (1 February 2016) as oil prices suffered a sharp decline and Chinese stocks were dragged into the red following the release of disappointing manufacturing data. Shortly after the opening bell, the Dow... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
GDP growth tapers to 0.7% in 4QWASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter
GDP growth tapers to 0.7% in 4Q
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter as households tempered spending and businesses cut back on capital investment and adjusted inventories. The economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.7 percent last... Read more
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Tribune Chronicle
U.S. ecomony slows during last quarterThe slowdown could renew doubts about the durability of the 6-year-old economic
U.S. ecomony slows during last quarter
Tribune Chronicle / Posted 7 days ago
The slowdown could renew doubts about the durability of the 6-year-old economic expansion, though most economists expect growth to rebound in the current January-March quarter. The government's estimate Friday of the economy's expansion in the... Read more
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The Williamsport Sun-Gazette
Economy expected to strengthenThe economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.7 percent last quarter, less than
Economy expected to strengthen
The Williamsport Sun-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
The economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.7 percent last quarter, less than half the 2 percent growth rate in the July-September period, the government said Friday. It was the worst showing since a severe winter slowed the economy, as measured by... Read more
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TribLIVE
Experts expect sluggish GDP will be short-lived – TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — The American economy struggled t
Experts expect sluggish GDP will be short-lived
TribLIVE / Posted 7 days ago
– TribLIVE.com Neighborhoods WASHINGTON — The American economy struggled to grow in the October-December quarter as consumer spending, business... Read more
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First Coast News
Economy grew just 0.7% in Q4The U.S. economy ended 2015 as it started it off — with a whimper. Growth slow
Economy grew just 0.7% in Q4
First Coast News / Posted 7 days ago
The U.S. economy ended 2015 as it started it off — with a whimper. Growth slowed substantially in the fourth quarter as businesses dialed back stockpiling and investment, the trade gap widened, and even consumers reined in their spending a... Read more
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WGRZ-TV Buffalo
Economy grew just 0.7% in Q4The U.S. economy ended 2015 as it started it off — with a whimper. Growth slow
Economy grew just 0.7% in Q4
WGRZ-TV Buffalo / Posted 7 days ago
The U.S. economy ended 2015 as it started it off — with a whimper. Growth slowed substantially in the fourth quarter as businesses dialed back stockpiling and investment, the trade gap widened, and even consumers reined in their spending a... Read more
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WZZM 13 Grand Rapids
Economy grew just 0.7% in Q4The U.S. economy ended 2015 as it started it off — with a whimper. Growth slow
Economy grew just 0.7% in Q4
WZZM 13 Grand Rapids / Posted 7 days ago
The U.S. economy ended 2015 as it started it off — with a whimper. Growth slowed substantially in the fourth quarter as businesses dialed back stockpiling and investment, the trade gap widened, and even consumers reined in their spending a... Read more
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Channel 8 San Diego
US economy is expected to strengthen after weak 4th quarterWASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy struggled to grow in the October-December qu
US economy is expected to strengthen after weak 4th quarter
Channel 8 San Diego / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy struggled to grow in the October-December quarter as consumer spending, business investment and exports slowed. Yet despite global weakness and shrunken oil and stock prices, many economists expect growth to... Read more
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Marietta Daily Journal
US economy is expected to strengthen after weak 4th quarter - — The U.S. economy struggled to grow in the October-December quarter as consumer spending business investment and exports slowed. Yet despite global weakness and shrunke...The economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.7 percent last quarter, less than
US economy is expected to strengthen after weak 4th quarter - — The U.S. economy struggled to grow in the October-December quarter as consumer spending business investment and exports slowed. Yet despite global weakness and shrunke...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The economy grew at an annual rate of just 0.7 percent last quarter, less than half the 2 percent growth rate in the July-September period, the government said Friday. It was the worst showing since a severe winter slowed the economy, as measured by... Read more
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Santa Cruz Sentinel
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON >> The U.S. economy’s growth slowed sharply in the final three month
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
Santa Cruz Sentinel / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON >> The U.S. economy’s growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew doubts... Read more
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Marietta Daily Journal
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter - — The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending businesses cut back on investment a...The slowdown could renew doubts about the durability of the 6½-year-old economi
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter - — The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending businesses cut back on investment a...
Marietta Daily Journal / Posted 7 days ago
The slowdown could renew doubts about the durability of the 6½-year-old economic expansion, though most economists expect growth to rebound in the current January-March quarter. The government's estimate Friday of the economy's expansion in the... Read more
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The Monterey County Herald
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON >> The U.S. economy’s growth slowed sharply in the final three month
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
The Monterey County Herald / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON >> The U.S. economy’s growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew doubts... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
U.S. economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON — The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months
U.S. economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew doubts... Read more
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Silicon Valley
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three month
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
Silicon Valley / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew doubts... Read more
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San Jose Mercury News
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three month
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
San Jose Mercury News / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew doubts... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
US economy slowed to 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter The U.S. economy’s growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to
US economy slowed to 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
Manila Bulletin / Posted 7 days ago
The U.S. economy’s growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three month
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
The Fremont Argus / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew doubts... Read more
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KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three m
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
KTEN North Texas & Southeastern Oklahoma / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew... Read more
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KIII Corpus Christi
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarterWASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three m
US economy slowed to scant 0.7 pct. growth rate last quarter
KIII Corpus Christi / Posted 7 days ago
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy's growth slowed sharply in the final three months of 2015 to a 0.7 percent annual rate. Consumers slowed spending, businesses cut back on investment and global problems trimmed exports. The slowdown could renew... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
US economy slows sharply in the final quarterEconomists said Friday's data added to evidence that the global economy was in
US economy slows sharply in the final quarter
Daily Telegraph / Posted 7 days ago
Economists said Friday's data added to evidence that the global economy was in a soft patch. While labour market data have shown strong job gains, many believe recent stock market turbulence makes a March interest rate hike by the US Federal Reserve... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
US economy likely hit a speed bump in fourth quarterWASHINGTON: U.S. economic growth likely braked sharply in the fourth quarter as
US economy likely hit a speed bump in fourth quarter
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 8 days ago
WASHINGTON: U.S. economic growth likely braked sharply in the fourth quarter as businesses doubled down on efforts to reduce an inventory glut and unseasonably mild weather cut into consumer spending on utilities and apparel. Gross domestic product... Read more
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Reuters
U.S. economy likely hit a speed bump in fourth quarterPeople sled and play in the snow on the hill below the U.S. Capitol in Washingt
U.S. economy likely hit a speed bump in fourth quarter
Reuters / Posted 8 days ago
People sled and play in the snow on the hill below the U.S. Capitol in Washington January 24, 2016. A man carries a child as they cross a snow covered street in the Queens borough of New York January 25, 2016. People cross a slush and snow covered... Read more
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Wichita Falls Times Record News
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either wayWASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on inte
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either way
Wichita Falls Times Record News / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on interest rates wasn’t hard — not with global financial markets and oil prices in turmoil. But the Fed, like most everyone else, is finding itself trying to see past an... Read more
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The Record Searchlight
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either wayWASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on inte
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either way
The Record Searchlight / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on interest rates wasn’t hard — not with global financial markets and oil prices in turmoil. But the Fed, like most everyone else, is finding itself trying to see past an... Read more
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Naples Daily News
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either wayWASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on inte
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either way
Naples Daily News / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on interest rates wasn’t hard — not with global financial markets and oil prices in turmoil. But the Fed, like most everyone else, is finding itself trying to see past an... Read more
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The Kitsap Sun
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either wayWASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on inte
Is the US due for a recession or not? A case can be made either way
The Kitsap Sun / Posted 9 days ago
WASHINGTON — For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday’s decision to stand pat on interest rates wasn’t hard — not with global financial markets and oil prices in turmoil. But the Fed, like most everyone else, is finding itself trying to see past an... Read more
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Los Angeles Times
Is the U.S. due for a recession or not? A case can be made either wayFor the Federal Reserve, Wednesday's decision to stand pat on interest rates wa
Is the U.S. due for a recession or not? A case can be made either way
Los Angeles Times / Posted 9 days ago
For the Federal Reserve, Wednesday's decision to stand pat on interest rates wasn't hard -- not with global financial markets and oil prices in turmoil. But the Fed, like most everyone else, is finding itself trying to see past an impenetrable... Read more
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International Business Times
China economic crisis: Baltic Dry Index hits record low amid fears over global trade slowdown Concerns over a global economic slowdown were fuelled after a leading economic
China economic crisis: Baltic Dry Index hits record low amid fears over global trade slowdown
International Business Times / Posted 10 days ago
Concerns over a global economic slowdown were fuelled after a leading economic indicator measuring future economic activity tumbled to an all-time low on 22 January 2016. The Baltic Dry Index, which provides an assessment of the price of moving the... Read more
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Business Standard India
Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly: Could the US see double-dip recession?The fact that the US recovery needs an elaborate defence suggests that things a
Abheek Barua & Bidisha Ganguly: Could the US see double-dip recession?
Business Standard India / Posted 19 days ago
The fact that the US recovery needs an elaborate defence suggests that things are far from certain. US consumers need to loosen their purse strings a bit more for demand to drive... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
December retail logs 0.1% dip, led by fuelWASHINGTON -- Shopping tapered off toward the end of the Christmas season, whil
December retail logs 0.1% dip, led by fuel
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 21 days ago
WASHINGTON -- Shopping tapered off toward the end of the Christmas season, while lower gasoline prices cut into overall retail sales in December, the Commerce Department said Friday. Retail sales dipped a seasonally adjusted 0.1 percent last month... Read more
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BBC News
Walmart shuts 269 stores worldwide - BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video &
Walmart shuts 269 stores worldwide
BBC News / Posted 21 days ago
- BBC News Accessibility links BBC navigation Entertainment & Arts Video & Audio Also in the News Special Reports The Reporters Have Your Say On Friday, Walmart announced... Read more
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ABC News
US Industrial Production Declined Again in DecemberU.S. industrial production dropped for the third straight month in December as
US Industrial Production Declined Again in December
ABC News / Posted 21 days ago
U.S. industrial production dropped for the third straight month in December as utilities reduced output amid unusually warm weather and energy companies cut back in the face of falling oil prices. Industrial production, which includes manufacturing,... Read more
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Daily Journal
First Take: Jobs report could signal next step toward market stabilityEmployers added 292,000 jobs last month underscoring that the U.S. economy rema
First Take: Jobs report could signal next step toward market stability
Daily Journal / Posted 28 days ago
Employers added 292,000 jobs last month underscoring that the U.S. economy remains strong despite uncertainty in China. How will Wall Street react? In a sea of global gloom to start the new year, the U.S. job market remains a ray of sunshine. Dark... Read more
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