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CEOs See Slower Sales, Hiring and Capital Spending

The Business Roundtable's third-quarter 2014 CEO Economic Outlook Index signal that chief executives expect growth to slow in the six months ahead. The real risk here is that they see ...
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Economic Numbers in China Looking Atrocious

Tracking economic data out of China is extremely hard to compare to the rest of the world. After all, most of the world would be thrilled to have growth numbers ...
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The Worst Economies in the World

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, from fifth ...
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Is the Small Business Economy Growing Fast Enough?

It has been known for several years now that this current economic recovery would require raw net growth from the small business economy. Many large businesses have continued to keep ...
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The Best Economies in the World

After sliding for four consecutive years, the United States moved up two places for the second year in a row in the World Economic Forum’s competitiveness rankings, from fifth last ...
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Factory Orders Surge, Thanks to Airplane Orders

The U.S. Commerce Department's report on factory orders for July was released on Wednesday, and the headline gain was a whopping 10.5%. Dow Jones had called for a gain of ...
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Weekly Jobless Claims Little Changed

The U.S. Department of Labor released the numbers for weekly jobless claims Thursday morning. The figure remains virtually unchanged, totaling 298,000. That was only 1,000 less than the previous reading ...
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Corporate Profits, Exports Boost US GDP

The first revision to real gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter was reported Thursday morning. The first estimate reported a sharp increase in real GDP of 4.0%, which ...
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Will the 4% GDP for Q2 Hold Up in Thursday’s Revision?

The first revision to real gross domestic product (GDP) for the second quarter of 2014 will be reported at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday. The first estimate released on real GDP ...
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Durable Goods Gain of 22.6% Only Huge in the Headline

Durable goods orders for July were reported Tuesday morning. Regardless of the headlines, this is one of the most volatile readings from month to month. The July reading for durable goods ...
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Ebola Outbreak and Liberian Economy by the Numbers

Arguably, Liberia has been affected most by the Ebola outbreak, with 576 deaths as of August 20, according to the AP. That figure is expected to rise sharply. Among the world's ...
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Leading Economic Indicators Show Continued Growth

The Conference Board reported that the Leading Economic Index had increased 0.9% in July to 103.3, following an increase of 0.6% increase in June, and following a 0.6% gain in ...
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Israel’s Economy by the Numbers

Israel has an outsized effect on world politics for a nation the gross domestic product (GDP) of which is not among the 40 largest in the world. The International Monetary ...
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German GDP Falls .2% In Q2–Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

The German economy contracted .2% in the second quarter of 2014 according to the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis). The largest and most powerful by GDP, German's numbers are considered a critical ...
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Business Inventories Buildup Brings Weaker Expectations

The Commerce Department reported on Wednesday that Business Inventories were up by 0.4% for the month of June. The consensus estimate of economists polled by Bloomberg was spot on at ...
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