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SBE Council Chief Economist on Latest Jobs Data

Today, Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), released the following statement in response to the May employment data reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics:   “The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics continues to tell a mixed story on jobs and the U.S. […]

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Arizona’s Car Sales Second Strongest in U.S.

Phoenix is the second hottest U.S. Market for new car sales, following Atlanta, Georgia.  The information was released today by Edmunds.com,  the premier online resource for automotive information. An Edmunds.com analysis of automotive registration data reveals that new retail car registrations in the Atlanta metropolitan area were 24 percent higher in the first half of […]

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Buyers Signing Contracts but Closings are Few

Lots of info packed into last week’s video from National Association of Realtors Chief Economist Lawrence Yun. He covers the continued uptick of pending home sales in June and the dissappointing closing results following a similar uptick in May. Yun also covers the impact the gridlock in Washington has had on the economy and real […]

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SBE Comments on Latest Employment Numbers

Raymond J. Keating, chief economist for the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council), issued the following statement on the February jobs data: “Finally, we have a month in which all of the major jobs numbers moved in a positive direction. The payroll survey showed employment up by 192,000 in February. Particularly interesting, the private […]

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