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Glenn Somerville

Associate Editor
The Kiplinger Letter

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

10 States With the Fastest Rate of Job Growth, 2018

The U.S. economy is humming along nicely. But how long can the good times continue? Widespread growth spells even tighter labor markets, and that could start to crimp regional growth rates. Job openings ...

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SLIDE SHOW
August 2018

Kiplinger's Economic Outlook for All 50 States

America’s economic engine will continue to hum across all major regions throughout 2018. The strongest growth is in the West, with plenty of high-wage jobs being created in tech-related hardware and ...

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Economic Forecasts
January 2018

Widening Gap Fuels Trade War Intensity

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

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Economic Forecasts
December 2017

7% Gain Likely in ’18 if Trade Strains Are Contained

Kiplinger's latest forecast on business equipment spending

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SLIDE SHOW
July 2018

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) touches nearly every corner of American consumers’ lives. ...

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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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