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  • First-quarter U.S. GDP growth revised up to 0.8 percent

    by Adam Rombel


    U.S. economic growth slowed in the first three months of the year, but not quite as much as first reported a month ago.

    The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) today revised upward its first-quarter estimate of the nation’s real gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 0.8 percent, from the 0.5 percent it reported on April 28.

     

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  • U.S. economic growth slows to 0.5 percent in first quarter

    by Adam Rombel

     

    U.S. economic growth slowed in the first three months of the year, with the nation’s real gross domestic product (GDP) increasing by just 0.5 percent, the slowest pace in a couple years.

    That’s according to data issued by the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) on Thursday morning. 

     

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  • GDP growth in the U.S. slowed to 0.7 percent in the 4th quarter

    by Adam Rombel


    The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported this morning that the nation’s real gross domestic product (GDP) increased by a tepid 0.7 percent in the fourth quarter of 2015.

    That’s down from 2 percent growth in the third quarter and nearly 4 percent growth in the second quarter.

     

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  • National job growth disappoints in September

    by Adam Rombel


    The September jobs report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) on Friday surprised economists and analysts. And, it wasn’t a pleasant surprise. The U.S. economy added far fewer jobs than economists expected, the BLS revised down previous job-growth numbers instead of up as anticipated, wage growth was non-existent, and the labor-force participation rate hit its lowest mark since 1977.


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  • Hold on a second before you send that news release

    by Adam Rombel

    Put yourself in these shoes: You have some terrific news to share about your company. Maybe you are expanding, have made some key new hires, or perhaps you have a merger/partnership to announce. 


     

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  • National job growth falls short in August

    by Adam Rombel

    ROMBEL ON BUSINESS


    U.S. employers added 142,000 net jobs to their payrolls in August, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported Friday.

    That was far short of the 225,000 jobs that economists were expecting on average, according to Yahoo Finance data.


     

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  • Report: SU’s Jerami Grant to enter the NBA Draft

    by Adam Rombel

    Syracuse University (SU) sophomore forward Jerami Grant will enter the 2014 NBA Draft, foregoing his final two years of eligibility at SU, according to a report from SI.com.

     

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  • Rombel on Business: February U.S. jobs report shows signs of improvement

    by Adam Rombel

     

    Friday’s monthly nonfarm payrolls report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provided fresh evidence of a bounce back in the U.S. labor market from recent weakness that may have been weather-related.

     

     

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  • New York Fed: Harsh winter weather hurts economic activity in region in early 2014

    by Adam Rombel

    The Federal Reserve Bank of New York today reported that economic activity in the region, “declined modestly” in the first few weeks of 2014, hampered by bad weather.

     

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  • An updated lesson on what you’re selling

    by Adam Rombel

    In August 2005, I wrote an op-ed, entitled, “What Are You Selling?” (Subhead: Be like Bob, sell yourself). In the column, I told the story a successful local salesperson, whom I called Bob. The full column is below in italics. Read through it and check back with me on the other side:



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