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Fed: U.S. growth stays moderate during shutdown

WASHINGTON — A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday found that the U.S. economy held steady during the 16-day partial government shutdown, growing moderately in most regions from October through late November. The Fed said seven of its 12 banking districts ...

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CEOs less optimistic about the U.S. economy

NEW YORK — U.S. chief executives are less optimistic about the economy, according to a survey released Wednesday. The survey also indicates that disagreements over the 2014 budget and raising the debt ceiling in Washington are making them cautious about ...

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Retail sales rise slight 0.2 percent in August

WASHINGTON — Americans boosted their spending at retail businesses only modestly in August, indicating that economic growth remains sluggish. Consumers bought more cars, furniture and electronics last month but held back on most other purchases. Spending at retail businesses rose ...

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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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Fed survey finds economy growing moderately

WASHINGTON — Economic growth held steady across the United States from July through late August, as Americans bought more cars and homes and auto factories added workers. A Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday showed that all 12 of the Fed’s ...

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