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Articles in U.S. Economy and Self Improvement

U.S. economy grew at moderate 2.2 percent in fourth quarter of 2014

by The Associated Press (AP Photo/Elise Amendola) on

The U.S. economy slowed more sharply in the final three months of the year than previously believed, reflecting weaker business and a bigger trade deficit.... Read full article

Is the U.S. economy in danger of deflating?

by Anthony Mirhaydari on

Something unusual is happening. For the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, consumer prices are falling. Deflation, in a narrow but still dangerous sense, has come to the U.S.... Read full article

Strong U.S. dollar could hurt American economy

by Richmond Times Displatch on

The good news, if you're planning on taking a trip abroad, is that the dollar is on a tear. But the bad news, if you're planning on working in the United States, is that, well, the dollar is on a tear.... Read full article

Wal-Mart exec says retailer still committed to U.S manufacturing push

by Kim Souza on

There have been many executive changes at Wal-Mart Stores in recent months, including a new management team at the retailer’s mammoth U.S. division. And while some say all has seemed quiet on the retailer’s push to return manufacturing jobs to the... Read full article

U.S. home prices rise, service sector expands but consumer sentiment dips

by RYAN VLASTELICA AND MICHAEL CONNOR - (PHOTO CREDIT: REUTERS/ROBERT GALBRAITH) on

(Reuters) - U.S. home prices rose again in December and activity in the services sector expanded in February at its fastest pace since October, but a gauge of consumer confidence fell, according to reports published on Tuesday.... Read full article

Home Depot rides the returning tide of U.S. economy

by Francine Kopun - AP Photo on

Home Depot, the world’s largest retailer, outdid Wall Street predictions on Tuesday, reporting higher sales, net earnings and dividends.... Read full article

A Record Year for American Exports, Further Proof of American Greatness

by Stefan M. Selig on

“The shadow of crisis has passed,” the President declared in his State of the Union two weeks ago, and the export data we released today goes to the heart of that very point.... Read full article

Dockers and shipping companies reach deal to end west coast port dispute

by theguardian - Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images on

Two sides agree terms to end backlog of freight at 29 ports which could have ended up costing the US economy billions of dollars... Read full article

What Uber Could Teach the American Economy

by Samuel Rines on

America’s employment picture has certainly improved — but major challenges related to wage growth and part-time work remain. Yet, one company has an employment and pricing model that might offer solutions. ... Read full article

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