• Economy Watch: Investment in Non-Residential Structures Gains in Q2

    By D.C. Stribling, Contributing Editor Investment in non-residential U.S. structures increased at a 5.2 percent annualized pace during the second quarter of 2017, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Monday. That’s a marked change from early last year, when the pace of non-residential investment was dragged down due to a

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  • Economy Watch: Americans Still Optimistic About State of the Economy

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    National 23 December 2016 13:49
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    National 30 November 2016 13:58
  • Economy Watch: Third Quarter Enjoys GDP Surge

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    National 31 October 2016 12:23
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    Modest inflation as well as recent income gains for U.S. households should be encouraging news for retailers going into the holiday season.

    National 19 September 2016 13:28

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