U.S. economy

Mar 25, 2016

US grew slightly more in 4th quarter than earlier estimated

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a slightly faster rate in the fourth quarter than previously estimated, boosted by stronger consumer spending. Consumers may be providing more lift […]

Feb 22, 2016

Economic policies highlight partisan divide among governors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s governors received a stark warning from a panel of economists Saturday that a recession is likely within the next years, but their states’ preparation for […]

Nov 7, 2014

Solid US hiring likely, but Americans are anxious

WASHINGTON  — Just after a midterm election that was driven by voters’ anxiety about the U.S. economy, the government is likely Friday to report the latest strong monthly job gain. […]

Aug 25, 2014

Survey: Economists say Fed is on ‘the right track’

NEW YORK — A majority of economists believe the Federal Reserve is doing the right things to help repair the U.S. economy, according to a survey released Monday by the […]

Jul 23, 2014

Contrarian’s case: Why US could dip into recession

NEW YORK  — Just as the U.S. economy is strengthening, other countries are threatening to drag it down. Employers in the U.S. are creating jobs at the fastest pace since […]

Apr 30, 2014

Economy is expected to improve as year progresses

WASHINGTON  — The economy likely stumbled at the start of this year, but there’s probably little reason to worry: Economists foresee a solid rebound with the end of a harsh […]

Apr 30, 2014

US stock futures fall as economy slows in Q1

NEW YORK — US stock futures are edging lower with the U.S. reporting that its economy slowed more drastically in the first quarter than economists had believed. KEEPING SCORE: Dow […]

Apr 22, 2014

Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy

WASHINGTON  — Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter’s deep freeze. Economists had expected growth […]

Apr 3, 2014

Expected economic improvement to help U.S. real estate recovery

With the economy expected to become more bullish over the next few years, the U.S. real estate market should start seeing vast improvements and, in some cases, reach prerecession levels. […]

Feb 10, 2014

US economy may be stuck in slow lane for long run

WASHINGTON  — In the 4½ years since the Great Recession ended, millions of Americans who have gone without jobs or raises have found themselves wondering something about the economic recovery: […]

Jan 9, 2014

Craft brewers added $34 billion to U.S. economy in 2012

It’s no secret that Americans are fond of their drink, but new research indicates that suds-swilling Yankees are growing increasingly fond of independent booze. Small and independent craft breweries in […]

Dec 20, 2013

US economy expands at 4.1 percent rate

WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a solid 4.1 percent annual rate from July through September, the fastest pace since late 2011 and significantly higher than previously believed. Much […]

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