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New home construction in May fails to impress

New home construction in May fails to impress

WASHINGTON, June 17 (UPI) --New home starts in May failed to bring on cheer as builders started construction on fewer houses.
Ananth Baliga

A simple fix for housing: Buy, rent

RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 2 (UPI) -- The low prices of homes present a "huge opportunity" for buying and renting properties, the co-founder of a California company said.

Survey: Shoplifting likely on the rise

GAINESVILLE, Fla., June 19 (UPI) -- An ad-hoc survey found 74 percent of U.S. retailers suspect shoplifting has increased this year, the National Retail Federation says.

Report: U.S. economy should grow in '06

CHICAGO, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Chicago economic consulting firm says the four-year-old U.S. economic expansion has a long way to go before it dies.

Outlook for U.S. economy impresses experts

NEW YORK, July 2 (UPI) -- A survey of economists revealed Friday widespread agreement the U.S. economy will grow steadily for the rest of the year.

Some forecast higher holiday spending

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Some economists are forecasting a much brighter holiday shopping season than the anemic 3.3. percent in 2002, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Swonk: Growth prospects good in 2nd half

CHICAGO, April 10 (UPI) -- Bank One economist Diane Swonk predicted on Thursday an uptick in the economy for the second half of the year, but warned there is no guarantee "the uncertainty we have endured" in recent months would abate.

Report: Growth prospects good in 2nd half

CHICAGO, April 10 (UPI) -- Bank One economist Diane Swonk predicted on Thursday an uptick in the economy for the second half of the year. However, she warned there is no guarantee "the uncertainty we have endured" in recent months will abate.

Feature: Hemlines up? So's the economy

CHICAGO, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- There's an old adage: When the economy's good, hemlines go up; when it's bad, they go down.
MARCELLA S. KREITER

Bush economic plan riles labor

CHICAGO, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- Democrats and organized labor said Tuesday that President George W. Bush's $670 million economic stimulus package over 10 years favors the wealthy and will incr
AL SWANSON

Bank One: Pre-emptive strike a positive

CHICAGO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Bank One economist Diane Swonk Tuesday said a pre-emptive strike against Iraq before the end of the year would have a positive impact on the U.S. economy in 2003.
MARCELLA S. KREITER

Bank One: Pre-emptive strike a positive

CHICAGO, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Bank One economist Diane Swonk Tuesday said a pre-emptive strike against Iraq before the end of the year would have a positive impact on the U.S. economy in 2003. Swonk said that though oil prices likely will spike with an attack on Iraq, the long-term ou

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