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Hearing Announcement: "First Step to Cutting Red Tape: Bette...

A hearing "The First Step to Cutting Red Tape: Better Analysis" will be held before the Joint Economic Committee on Wednesday, April 30, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.

JEC Hearing "The Employment Situation: March 2014"

JEC Hearing: "The Employment Situation: March 2014", will be held before the Joint Economic Committee on Friday, April 4, 2014, at 9:30 a.m., in room 216 of the Hart Senate Office Building.
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JEC Hearing Announcement: "The Economic Impact of Increased ...

This Hearing has been postponed, the time and place are TBA.
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Weekly Economic Update: April 14-18, 2014

Retail sales increased 1.1% in March. Business inventories increased 0.4% in February. The consumer price index rose 0.2% in March while core CPI also increased 0.2%. Housing starts rose 2.8% in March to an annualized pace of 946,000 units. Building permits fell 2.4% in March to an annualized pace o...
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Weekly Economic Update: April 7-11, 2014

Consumer credit increased $16.49 billion (0.5%) in February to $3.13 trillion. The U.S. Treasury budget deficit was $36.9 billion in March. The producer price index increased 0.5% in March. Initial jobless claims fell 32,000 to 300,000 for the week ended 4/5.
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Weekly Economic Update: March 31-April 4, 2014

Vehicle sales increased 6.9% in March to a higher-than-expected 16.40 million annual rate. The ISM index increased a half-point to 53.7 for March. Construction spending inched up 0.1% in February. Factory orders increased 1.6% in February. The U.S. trade deficit widened $3.2 billion to $42.3 billio...
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Addressing the Opportunity Gap

In the wake of the Great Recession, many Americans don’t feel economically mobile as they face rising healthcare expenses, high energy prices, swelling college education costs and slow wage growth. A recent Gallup survey confirmed that income inequality is not ranked high on the minds of Americans- ...
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ARRA’s Five Year Anniversary

President’s Day, February 17th, 2014, marked the fifth anniversary of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The economy has achieved prerecession levels in several important broad measures, including real gross domestic product (GDP), real consumer spending, real personal income, real c...
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Another Disappointing Jobs Report

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its monthly Employment Situation Report. On balance, it contained little good news for struggling American families on Main Street.
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