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Stories with subject: Economic growth
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 10:55 am
  • Wisconsin State Journal, April 16

  • China factories face new challenge as growth slows 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:52 am
  • HONG KONG - As China's growth inexorably slows, manufacturers such as Linan Meite Cable are discovering that being an efficient low-cost producer is no longer enough to prosper.

  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:31 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.

  • Yellen: Fed stimulus still needed for job market 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 2:10 pm
  • NEW YORK - Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the U.S. job market still needs help from the Fed and that the central bank must remain intent on adjusting its policy to respond to unforeseen challenges.

  • Russian economy hit by Ukraine turmoil 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:28 am
  • MOSCOW - Russia's economy slowed sharply at the start of the year as the crisis in Ukraine spooked investors into pulling money out of the country. But with Russian President Vladimir Putin still enjoying high popularity ratings, the economic damage is not yet likely to soften his politics in the region, analysts say.

  • Mentors help minority companies accelerate growth 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 11:14 am
  • NEW YORK - Mel Gravely says his construction company might not exist today if he didn't have mentors to guide it.

  • China's growth slows to 7.4 percent in 1Q 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 5:28 am
  • BEIJING - China's economic growth slowed further in the latest quarter but appeared strong enough to satisfy Chinese leaders who are trying to put the country on a more sustainable path without politically dangerous job losses.

  • US businesses increased stockpiles 0.4 percent 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 10:17 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. businesses boosted their stockpiles in February as sales rebounded by the largest amount in nine months.

  • Russia boosts military, global arms spending fall 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 6:04 pm
  • STOCKHOLM - For the first time in 10 years, Russia last year spent a bigger share of its overall economy on arms investments than the U.S. as it seeks to bolster its military capability, a Swedish arms watchdog said Monday.

  • Fund manager Q&A: Expect less from bonds 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:46 pm
  • NEW YORK - Bonds aren't doomed.

  • China's inflation edges up to 2.4 percent 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 11:53 pm
  • BEIJING - China's consumer inflation edged up in March as food prices rose despite signs the world's second-largest economy is slowing.

  • China exports unexpectedly fell in March 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:01 am
  • BEIJING - China reported an unexpected contraction in exports in March, raising the danger of job losses as Beijing tries to overhaul its slowing economy.

  • US wholesale stockpiles up 0.5 percent in February 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 10:29 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. wholesale businesses increased their stockpiles for an eighth consecutive month in February as their sales rose at the fastest clip since November, good signs for future economic growth.

  • Italy forecasts growth of 0.8 percent this year 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 3:37 pm
  • MILAN - Italian Premier Matteo Renzi's government has approved a budget framework that puts economic growth at 0.8 percent this year.

  • World Bank slashes Thai growth forecast on unrest 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 2:47 am
  • HONG KONG - The World Bank slashed its economic growth forecast for Thailand on Monday because of ongoing political strife that is crimping domestic demand.

  • Nigeria: Economy $510 billion, biggest in Africa 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 12:20 pm
  • LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's recalculated economy is worth $510 billion, by far the biggest in Africa, officials announced Sunday using long overdue revised data that gives the West African nation continental bragging rights but does little for the 70 percent of its citizens living in poverty.

  • A recovering US is outpacing other major economies 
    Updated: Apr-06-14 10:04 am
  • WASHINGTON - As a brutal winter yields to spring, the U.S. economy is showing renewed strength just as other major economies appear desperate for help.

  • US finally regains the jobs lost in the recession 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 5:50 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy has reached a milestone: It has finally regained all the private-sector jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

  • Report: Kansas economic growth trails neighbors 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 12:52 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas trails five neighboring states in 11 of 12 categories that measure the rate of recovery from the recession, according to a report released this week by a nonpartisan Wichita business group.

  • Survey: Midwest economy should keep growing 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:52 am
  • OMAHA, Nebraska - The economy should continue growing steadily in nine Midwestern and Plains states, according to a monthly survey of business leaders released Tuesday.

  • Eurozone unemployment stuck near record high 
    Updated: Apr-01-14 11:31 am
  • BRUSSELS - The 18-country eurozone may have emerged from recession last year, but that has done little good to the jobs market, with unemployment stuck near a record high since then.

  • Indian finance minister says fundamentals improved 
    Updated: Mar-31-14 9:55 am
  • NEW DELHI - India's finance minister said Monday that the fundamentals of Asia's third-largest economy have strengthened since the country faced a potential crisis last year.

  • US consumer spending up modest 0.3 percent 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 10:39 am
  • WASHINGTON - Americans barely increased their spending in February following a weak January performance, strong evidence that the severe winter will hold back the economy in the first quarter.

  • Dalrymple touts North Dakota's economy in Chicago 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 3:04 pm
  • CHICAGO - The governor of North Dakota is touting the state's strong economy at a summit that has gathered industrial executives, entrepreneurs, academics and elected officials.

  • US economic growth for 4Q is revised higher 
    Updated: Mar-27-14 9:19 am
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy grew at a 2.6 percent annual rate in the October-December quarter, slightly more than previously estimated, as consumer spending rose at the fastest pace in three years.