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State’s key economic indicators show slight strengthening

The performance of Mississippi’s economy in 2015 may hinge on growth in building permits, retail trade and consumer confidence offsetting a slowdown in U.S. manufacturing attributed to a stronger dollar, lower oil prices and bad weather. So say Mississippi state economists in the March issue of Mississippi’s Business, a monthly report on the state’s economy by the University Research Center ...

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Upon further review: State had negative GDP for 2011

Mississippi dipped back into recession in 2011, with overall economic output shrinking 0.8 percent, according to federal figures released last Tuesday. The Magnolia State was one of only six states where the economy contracted in 2011, along with Alabama, Hawaii, Maine, New Jersey and Wyoming, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis reported. Senior economist Marianne Hill with the Mississippi Institutes ...

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New book claims it’s do-or-die time for U.S. economy

The United States will jump start its economy or lose to China by 2040, says Gallup CEO and chairman Jim Clifton in his new book “The Coming Jobs War.” Clifton says the biggest problem facing the world is an inadequate supply of good jobs. Based on Gallup’s worldwide polling, a good job is the global dream for all citizens and ...

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Japan stays ahead of China

TOKYO — Japan held its title as the world’s second-biggest economy after fourth-quarter growth beat expectations and kept the country just ahead of a surging China. Real gross domestic product grew at an annual pace of 4.6 percent in the October-December period, the government said TOday. The average forecast of 15 economists polled by The Associated Press was annualized growth ...

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