Archive of: Economy

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Seattle business execs more optimistic about economy

With sales and employment figures rising, Seattle business executives indicated they are optimistic about the local, regional and national economies and, in fact, expect modest growth over the coming year.

May 2012

U.S., state economies sending mixed signals

Major general fund state revenue collections for the April 11 to May 10 collection period were $7.6 million (0.7 percent) lower than anticipated by the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. Cumulatively, revenue collections are coming in as predicted, only $9.6 million (0.3 percent) higher than forecasted.

May 2012

Nonresidential fixed investment in structures falls 12%

Nonresidential fixed investment in structures dropped 12 percent in the first quarter of 2012, following a 0.9 percent decrease in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce Gross Domestic Product. Nonresidential fixed investment in equipment and software increased 1.7 percent for the quarter after a 7.5 percent increase in the previous quarter. Overall, nonresidential fixed investment fell 2.1 percent in the first quarter of 2012 following a revised 5.2 percent increase in the previous quarter.

April 2012
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