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Glenn Somerville

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Economic Forecasts
November 2016

Moderate Growth for Business Spending in 2017

Kiplinger's latest forecast on business equipment spending

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Economic Forecasts
November 2016

Trade Deficit Increases in Listless World Economy

Kiplinger's latest forecast on the direction of the trade deficit

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Economic Forecasts
July 2015

2015 Economic Outlook, State by State

Kiplinger forecasts a 2.5% growth rate nationally this year, after a 2.4% gain in 2014. Here are our forecasts for growth, as well as employment gains, for all 50 states.

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2015

States With the Fastest Job Growth 2015

These 10 states are likely to see the fastest employment gains this year, all topping the 2% national average. Not all will see the most job growth, an honor that almost always goes to the most populous ...

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Practical Economics
May 2015

Look for the Economy to Heat Up

More jobs, higher incomes are poised to fuel growth.

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Practical Economics
April 2015

Where the Jobs Will Be

Demand for workers will stay strong and employers will be raising wages.

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Practical Economics
April 2014

The Risks of Deflation

When prices start falling, economies stop growing.

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Practical Economics
April 2014

Don't Fret Over China's Slowdown

In the long term, its gradual deceleration may hold more upside potential than risk to the U.S. economy.

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Practical Economics
March 2014

U.S. Manufacturing Growing Steadily

Cheaper domestic energy, rising wages overseas and industries that use high-tech to make high-tech products are making producing goods on American soil attractive again.

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Practical Economics
February 2014

6 Sectors Ripe for Business Consolidation in 2014

Since hitting a low during the recession, merger-and-acquisition activity is picking up again as corporations look outside their walls to expand.

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Practical Economics
January 2014

U.S. Economy Likely to Improve in 2014

Growth should average about 2.6% to 2.7% this year, and chances are good we'll see a strong finish.

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Practical Economics
December 2013

Interest Rates and the Fed’s Taper

What happens in January could set the tone for long-term rates for the rest of the year.

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Practical Economics
October 2013

Our Economic Outlook for 2014: 2.6% GDP Growth

Economists were right: Recovery from the 2008 financial crisis will take a long time.

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Practical Economics
October 2013

Unleashing the Chinese Consumer

By the next decade, look for Chinese shoppers to drive up consumption for American items: food, financial services and more.

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Practical Economics
September 2013

The Cost of Washington’s Dithering over the Budget

If businesses and consumers had a clearer idea of federal policies, the unemployment rate would be 1.3 percentage points lower.

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Practical Economics
August 2013

Commercial Real Estate Rents on the Rise

Bargains on office, warehouse and store space are evaporating under slow, steady economic growth.

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Practical Economics
July 2013

Bernanke Struggles to Clarify Fed’s Intentions

Relax, bond investors. Rates will rise gradually, despite the turmoil over the Fed chief's recent statements.

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