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Glenn Somerville
Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter
Kiplinger's Economic Outlook for All 50 States, 2018
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Kiplinger's Economic Outlook for All 50 States, 2018

August 17, 2018
10 States With the Fastest Rate of Job Growth, 2018
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10 States With the Fastest Rate of Job Growth, 2018

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August 9, 2018
8 Products That Soon May Cost More Due to Trump’s Tariffs
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8 Products That Soon May Cost More Due to Trump’s Tariffs

The 25% tariff that the United States imposed on July 16 on $34 billion of imports from China (with $16 billion more to come, likely in August) touche…
July 12, 2018
2015 Economic Outlook, State by State
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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…
July 10, 2015
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Look for the Economy to Heat Up
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Look for the Economy to Heat Up

More jobs, higher incomes are poised to fuel growth.
May 21, 2015
Where the Jobs Will Be
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Where the Jobs Will Be

Demand for workers will stay strong and employers will be raising wages.
April 6, 2015
The Risks of Deflation
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The Risks of Deflation

When prices start falling, economies stop growing.
April 29, 2014
Don't Fret Over China's Slowdown
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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.
April 8, 2014
U.S. Manufacturing Growing Steadily
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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 soi…
March 28, 2014
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6 Sectors Ripe for Business Consolidation in 2014
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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.
February 4, 2014
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U.S. Economy Likely to Improve in 2014
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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.
January 29, 2014
Interest Rates and the Fed’s Taper
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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.
December 20, 2013
Our Economic Outlook for 2014: 2.6% GDP Growth
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Our Economic Outlook for 2014: 2.6% GDP Growth

Economists were right: Recovery from the 2008 financial crisis will take a long time.
October 11, 2013
Unleashing the Chinese Consumer
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Unleashing the Chinese Consumer

By the next decade, look for Chinese shoppers to drive up consumption for American items: food, financial services and more.
October 3, 2013
The Cost of Washington’s Dithering over the Budget
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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.
September 13, 2013
Commercial Real Estate Rents on the Rise
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Commercial Real Estate Rents on the Rise

Bargains on office, warehouse and store space are evaporating under slow, steady economic growth.
August 30, 2013
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Bernanke Struggles to Clarify Fed’s Intentions
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Bernanke Struggles to Clarify Fed’s Intentions

Relax, bond investors. Rates will rise gradually, despite the turmoil over the Fed chief's recent statements.
July 17, 2013
The Downside of a Declining Federal Deficit
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The Downside of a Declining Federal Deficit

With tax revenues on the rise and spending growth reined in by the sequester, Congress isn't interested in real fixes.
July 10, 2013
Easy Money Here at Least Through 2014
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Easy Money Here at Least Through 2014

Four years into a period of unprecedented monetary easing, policymakers are beginning to contemplate what it will take to reverse course.
May 16, 2013
The Economic Price of Sequestration
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The Economic Price of Sequestration

The automatic cuts likely won't cause a recession. But the economy would grow faster without the endless gridlock.
March 7, 2013