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Economists keep rosy view for 3 pct growth in 2014

Business forecasters maintained their rosy view of the U.S. economy in 2014, predicting 3 percent growth by the second quarter of next year, low inflation and improving employment. The top economists surveyed by the National Association of Business Economics between ...

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Bernanke revisits college as guest lecturer at GW

WASHINGTON — Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke took a break from his day job Tuesday to revisit the academic life he led before coming to Washington a decade ago. Shortly after noon, he stood before a class of George Washington ...

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U.S. professors share Nobel for economics

PRINCETON, N.J. — Christopher Sims and Thomas Sargent have no simple solutions to the global economic crisis. But the work that won them the Nobel Prize in economics Monday is guiding central bankers and policymakers in their search for answers. ...

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July home building slips after early-summer bump

WASHINGTON — U.S. builders broke ground on fewer single-family houses in July, leaving home construction at depressed levels. The Commerce Department said Tuesday that builders began work on a seasonally adjusted 604,000 homes last month, a 1.5 percent decrease from ...

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U.S. plan to buy T-bonds annoys rival nations

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve’s plan to buy more Treasury bonds has incited critics at home to complain that high inflation and financial turmoil are inevitable. It turns out many foreigners are pretty angry, too. They say the Fed’s $600 ...

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