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  • Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms

    Teleworkers keep government open during snowstorms
    As heavy snow shut down businesses and federal offices again this month, liberated workers tweeted about sipping hot cocoa, lying under blankets and bingeing on "House of Cards." But Edwin Gotico spent the day reading and responding to emails and...
  • U.S. third-quarter economic growth is revised sharply upward to 3.6%

    U.S. third-quarter economic growth is revised sharply upward to 3.6%
    WASHINGTON -- The economy grew at a surprisingly robust 3.6% annual rate from July through September, much faster than initially reported, the Commerce Department said Thursday. But much of the improvement was driven by a large buildup in inventories by...
  • Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter

    Economy expands at solid 3.2% annual rate in fourth quarter
    WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending ended last year with a flourish, lifting overall economic growth and renewing hopes that the recovery will hit its stride this year and boost employment and incomes. The economy expanded at a solid 3.2% annual...
  • Stocks fall to close out bad month

    The stock market closed out its worst month in more than a year and a half as turmoil in the developing world sparked a broad decline in U.S. share prices. The Dow Jones industrial average slumped nearly 150 points to end January with a 5.3% drop, its...
  • U.S. economy to grow at solid rate but labor market to recover slowly

     U.S. economy to grow at solid rate but labor market to recover slowly
    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy should grow at a solid rate over the next few years, but the labor market will continue to recover only slowly, according to new projections by the Congressional Budget Office. In its latest budget and economic...
  • OECD cuts global economic growth forecast, warns of risks from U.S.

    OECD cuts global economic growth forecast, warns of risks from U.S.
    WASHINGTON — A leading international group on Tuesday cut its forecast for global economic growth through next year, warning that fiscal and monetary policy decisions looming in the U.S. could derail the recovery. The Organization for Economic...
  • Fed's Lacker predicts more stimulus cutbacks despite modest growth

    Fed's Lacker predicts more stimulus cutbacks despite modest growth
    A top Federal Reserve official expects the central bank to continue reducing a key stimulus program even though he sees more modest growth this year than many analysts have projected. Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond,...
  • Does Obamacare 'distort' the labor market -- or undistort it?

    A fascinating debate has broken out among economists and economic pundits concerning the Congressional Budget Office's projections that the Affordable Care Act will allow -- or induce -- some workers to leave the job market. The debate is over whether,...
  • Fed district chief expects central bank's stimulus cuts to continue

    Fed district chief expects central bank's stimulus cuts to continue
    WASHINGTON — Brutal winter weather contributed to a downturn in job growth and other economic data, raising questions about the strength of the recovery and testing the Federal Reserve's resolve in unwinding its key bond-buying stimulus program....
  • Five years later, White House and critics fight over stimulus law

    WASHINGTON – Five years after its passage, White House officials and their Republican critics are still fighting over the merits of President Obama’s economic stimulus law. Later this week, Obama will mark the fifth anniversary of signing...
  • Worker productivity grew 3% in third quarter, Labor Department says

    Worker productivity grew 3% in third quarter, Labor Department says
    U.S. worker productivity jumped in the third quarter, increasing by 3%, the largest increase in nearly four years, the Labor Department reported Monday.   The gain is revision from a previous preliminary reading of 1.9%.  Overall, the country's...