Tag Archives: Economy

Surging Economy Likely to Carry into 2015; Positive Prospects for Commercial Real Estate

December 30, 2014 The U.S. economy is expanding at the fastest pace since 2003, providing ample evidence that GDP growth will be on solid footing as 2015 begins. Equity markets are hovering near all-time highs, unemployment is below 6 percent and falling, and job gains have been impressive — all reflective of strong economic momentum. […]

Employers Pick Up Pace in June; Elevated Job Creation Points to Robust Growth in 2Q

July 7, 2014 Robust job creation in June exceeded expectations and effectively extinguished concerns that the negative reading in first-quarter gross domestic product was more than an aberration. The increase in U.S. private sector and government payrolls in June, combined with favorable trends in business investment, and manufacturing and service sector activity, signal that economic […]

Consumer Confidence Surges on Expectations, Lifting September Retail Sales

October 18, 2012 Stronger employment growth, lower unemployment claims, improved stock market returns, and lower gasoline prices helped boost a sharp rise in consumer expectations, pushing the overall Consumer Confidence Index to 70.3 in September and marking the highest reading in seven months. Despite tepid wage and income growth, consumers are saving less, but spending […]