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Consumer spending lifts GDP report

The nation's GDP rebounded in the second quarter after falling 2.1 percent in the first three months of 2014, according to a report issued today by the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis.

October 2014

Jobs slip, optimism fading for small biz

A new survey finds small business owners less optimistic in September than they were before the Great Recession. An economist called the results more like a recession period than one of expansion.

October 2014

Boeing forecasts doubling of air cargo

Air freight traffic globally is expected to more than double by 2033, according to a new market estimate from Boeing. Asia-North America and Europe-Asia will continue as the dominant routes.

October 2014

Friday economic statistics released

Several reports issued from various federal agencies in the nation’s capital today paint a relatively positive economic picture.

October 2014

Commercial building softer in August

August's report of non-residential construction shows a steady, but unspectacular, recovery from the prior years' recession.

October 2014

Manufacturers respond to weaker demand?

Fewer orders for new manufactured goods and growing inventories of unsold items reported in August might encourage producers to slow down their output.

October 2014

August home sales up, listings down

More homes were sold in August than expected, even as the available inventory of single-family residences for sale continues to shrink, according to data releases today.

September 2014

Fewer college students last year, Census says

School year 2013 saw almost two million fewer college students than in 2011, according to new data from the U.S. Census Bureau.

September 2014

Tacoma Toyota trucks head south of border

Toyota may shift manufacture of Tacoma pickups to its Mexican plants, from Texas.

September 2014

Cost-of-living increases charted

The federal Bureau of Labor Statistics released a new snapshot look at inflation today, and it shows Puget Sound’s economy virtually mirroring the overall U.S. City Average for the past year.

September 2014
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