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Stories with subject: Economic outlook
  • Ag economists help farmers plot insurance coverage 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:37 am
  • STONEVILLE, Mississippi - Mississippi growers at some point this fall will have to make a momentous, one-time decision on how best to insure their livelihood over the next five years.

  • Kansas officials boost revenue estimates by $178M 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 9:22 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Kansas officials projected Thursday that the state will collect nearly $178 million more in revenues than previously thought through June 2015, brightening its short-term budget picture.

  • SC economic advisers make no change in projections 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:44 pm
  • COLUMBIA, South Carolina - State economic advisers said Thursday their tax collection projections for South Carolina are on target.

  • 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.

  • US retail sales up strong 1.1 percent in March 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 9:22 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. retail sales in March rose by the largest amount in 18 months, led by strong gains in sales of autos, furniture and a number of other products.

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

  • New Kansas revenue projections on horizon 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 5:41 pm
  • TOPEKA, Kansas - Legislative leaders offered differing views Thursday of what upcoming state revenue projections for the fiscal year that starts July 1 may look like, but agreed that the state faces challenges.

  • IMF: World economy is stronger but faces threats 
    Updated: Apr-08-14 9:03 am
  • WASHINGTON - The global economy is strengthening but faces threats from super-low inflation and outflows of capital from emerging economies, the International Monetary Fund warns.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • ECB dismisses deflation fears, says ready to act 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:07 pm
  • BRUSSELS - The European Central Bank on Thursday dismissed fears that consumer prices might fall in the 18-nation eurozone, a situation that would drag down the economy. It stressed, however, that it is ready to counter that threat in new ways if needed.

  • US home market: Few buyers and not enough sellers 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 2:05 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Entering the 2014 spring buying season, the U.S. housing market faces an unusual dilemma: Too few people are selling homes. Yet too few buyers can afford the homes that are for sale.

  • Applications for US jobless aid up 16K to 326,000 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:49 am
  • WASHINGTON - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 16,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 326,000. Despite the increase, the number remains close to pre-recession levels and points to stable hiring.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • IMF raises Philippine growth forecast to 6.5 pct 
    Updated: Mar-26-14 8:52 am
  • MANILA, Philippines - The International Monetary Fund on Wednesday raised its 2014 economic growth forecast for the Philippines to 6.5 percent, up from its January projection of 6.3 percent, with typhoon reconstruction expected to boost the economy.

  • Consumer confidence rebounds in sign of optimism 
    Updated: Mar-25-14 10:47 am
  • WASHINGTON - U.S. consumer confidence has rebounded to the highest reading in six years, providing a further sign that the economy's prospects should brighten with warmer weather.