Mark Zandi

Jobs

Survey: US companies add 215K jobs, most in year

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses last month added the most jobs in a year, powered by big gains in manufacturing and construction. Payroll processor ADP said Wednesday that companies and small […]

12/04/2013

Members of Congress walk down the steps of the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

US Treasury warns of harm from debt default

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department warned Thursday that the economy could plunge into a downturn worse than the Great Recession if Congress fails to raise the federal borrowing limit and the country defaults […]

10/03/2013

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Rising US wealth doesn’t generate spending surge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The stock market rallied to record heights last month, home prices have rebounded and the wealth of American households returned to where it was before the Great Recession. That’s just what Federal […]

06/25/2013

Ben Bernanke, Federal Reserve Chairman

World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans

WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end? That’s the question — and the fear — Chairman Ben Bernanke will face this week when he takes questions after a Federal […]

06/17/2013

Survey: Private employers add 158K jobs in March

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey shows U.S. companies added fewer jobs in March compared with the previous month, as construction firms held off on hiring after three months of solid gains.

04/03/2013

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Obama’s jobs proposals at a glance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The President’s emphasis on job creation recycles old ideas and introduces new ones, many of which face long odds in a divided Congress where the GOP has little appetite for more spending, raised taxes or new burdens on business.

02/13/2013

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Survey: US employers add 215K jobs in December

WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows U.S. businesses sharply increased hiring in December, helped by a surge of new construction jobs to help rebuild from Superstorm Sandy.

01/03/2013

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Political brinksmanship still threatens US economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers managed to avoid driving the U.S. over the so-called fiscal cliff with a late-night vote Tuesday. But higher taxes and brinksmanship in Washington are likely to sap strength from the fragile economy well into 2013.

01/01/2013

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Survey: Sandy slows hiring in November to 118K

WASHINGTON (AP) – A private survey shows that U.S. businesses added fewer workers in November, in part because Superstorm Sandy shut down factories, retail stores, and other companies. Payroll processor ADP says employers added 118,000 jobs.

12/05/2012

Analysts say Sandy unlikely to damage US economy

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Hurricane Sandy has already caused the cancelation of thousands of flights, stranding travers. Insurers are expecting to have to pay up to $5 billion. Retailers are expecting smaller sales. But for […]

10/29/2012

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