Economists

Economists Growing More Upbeat About Year Ahead
NEW YORK (AP) — Economists are increasingly, but still cautiously, optimistic about growth in the year ahead with hiring expected to pick up in coming months. A quarterly survey by the National Association for Business Economics released Monday shows half of the economists polled now expect r…
White House: Tax Hike Threat Could Hurt Retailers
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House economists warn that the uncertainty of a potential hike in taxes next year for middle class taxpayers under the looming fiscal cliff could hurt consumer confidence during the crucial holiday shopping season. In a report Monday that coincides with Congress’…