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Retail Sales Thaw in March as Economic Momentum Broadens

April 23, 2014 Consumer activity accelerated in March as pent-up demand for retail goods was released following the colder-than-normal winter. The resurgence in spending is one of several indicators that the world’s largest economy is poised to break out this spring after a lackluster first quarter. Over the past two months, nearly 400,000 jobs have […]

Hiring Thaws in March; Private-Sector Staffing Fully Recovered From Recession

April 4, 2014 Overcoming interruptions from harsh winter weather earlier this year, U.S. employers regained their stride in March and added workers at a moderate pace. The expansion of payrolls affirms that the U.S. economy is charting a steady rate of growth and assures that the Federal Reserve will remain committed to its pledge of tapering […]

Retail Sales Begin to Thaw; Modest but Broad-Based Gains in February

March 14, 2014 Consumer spending thawed a bit in February, lifting retail sales for the first time in three months. A long, cold winter has kept shoppers at home over the past few months, particularly in the Northeast and Southeast. Some of the pent-up demand for retail goods was released in February, though revisions to […]

February Hiring Beats Expectations Despite Winter Severity;

March 11, 2014 Once again displaying surprising resiliency and underlying strength, U.S. employers shook off weather-related disruptions last month to add workers at a solid pace. Gains occurred in nearly all employment sectors, dispelling doubts that staffing levels in a number of industries would suffer as businesses temporarily closed and workers stayed home. Continuing growth […]

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