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Hearing Announcement: "Increasing Economic Opportunity for A...

A hearing "Increasing Economic Opportunity for African Americans: Local Initiatives that Are Making a Difference" will be held before the Joint Economic Committee held on Tuesday, July 29, 2014, at 2:30 p.m. in room G-50 of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

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A hearing "The Recovery at Five Years: An Assessment" will be held before the Joint Economic Committee on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in room 216 Hart Senate Office Building.
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The Recovery at Five Years: An Assessment

A hearing "The Recovery at Five Years: An Assessment" will be held before the Joint Economic Committee on Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. in room 216 Hart Senate Office Building.
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Weekly Economic Update: July 14-18, 2014

Retail sales increased 0.2% in June. Business inventories rose 0.5% in May. The producer price index for total final demand rose 0.4% in June. Industrial production increased 0.2% in June. Housing starts declined 9.3% in June to an annualized pace of 0.893 million units. Building permits declined 4....
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Weekly Economic Update: July 7-11, 2014

Consumer credit rose $19.60 billion (0.6%) to $3.20 trillion in May. The U.S. Treasury reported a budget surplus of $70.5 billion for June and a fiscal year-to-date deficit total of $365.9 billion. Initial jobless claims fell 11,000 to 304,000 for the week ended 7/5.
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Weekly Economic Update: June 30-July 4, 2014

The pending home sales index is up 6.1% in May. Vehicle sales rose 1.24% to an annual rate of 16.98 million for June. The ISM index slowed to a steady 55.3 in June. Construction spending rose 0.1% in May. Factory orders fell 0.5% in May. The economy added 288,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment r...
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From Impeding to Empowering Entrepreneurs: A Review of State...

Job churn has slowed in recent years, and labor force participation has declined among the young and prime working-age individuals. Expanding firms are adding fewer jobs on average than they have in the past. The Brookings Institution finds that overall “business dynamism,” the continual process of ...
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Washington is the Worst Place to set a Minimum Wage

Supporters of federal minimum wage legislation portray it as an antipoverty device, claiming that it has no adverse employment effects. Some empirical studies even find no employment losses from minimum wage increases, and minimum wage advocates use these studies to argue that the federal governmen...
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Bonus Depreciation

Making bonus depreciation permanent will help put the U.S. economy on a higher trajectory and begin to close the $1.4 trillion “Growth Gap” between our current recovery and the average of previous recoveries over the last five decades.
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