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Kiplinger's latest forecast on the direction of the trade deficit
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Kiplinger's latest forecast on business equipment spending
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.
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 ...
More jobs, higher incomes are poised to fuel growth.
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Demand for workers will stay strong and employers will be raising wages.
When prices start falling, economies stop growing.
In the long term, its gradual deceleration may hold more upside potential than risk to the U.S. economy.
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.
Since hitting a low during the recession, merger-and-acquisition activity is picking up again as corporations look outside their walls to expand.
Growth should average about 2.6% to 2.7% this year, and chances are good we'll see a strong finish.
What happens in January could set the tone for long-term rates for the rest of the year.
Economists were right: Recovery from the 2008 financial crisis will take a long time.
By the next decade, look for Chinese shoppers to drive up consumption for American items: food, financial services and more.
If businesses and consumers had a clearer idea of federal policies, the unemployment rate would be 1.3 percentage points lower.
Bargains on office, warehouse and store space are evaporating under slow, steady economic growth.
Relax, bond investors. Rates will rise gradually, despite the turmoil over the Fed chief's recent statements.