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Economy

Forecasters see weak economy even if housing, credit improve

Economic forecasters say the worst of the painful housing slump and the credit crunch might come to an end this year, but they expect the economy will weaken further and unemployment will rise.

That’s the latest outlook from forecasters in a survey to be released Monday by the National Association for Business Economics.

Obama set to discuss economy in Cape Girardeau

The Democratic presidential hopeful will meet with workers at a clothing manufacturer. The stop is part of a tour of mostly swing states.

Bush in St. Louis: 'This economy is going to come on'

After months of talking about the economy's resilience, President Bush was able to pivot his latest pep talk off some encouraging signs — at least relative to the gloomy indicators of late.

Most say U.S. economy in recession

Sixty-one percent of the public thinks the economy is now suffering through its first recession since 2001, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll.

Smoking ban hurts local economy

Business owners should not be subjected to a city ordinance that prohibits smoking because government wants to mandate public health and welfare.

New Jersey consultant says Columbia’s economy is strong

During an economic outlook conference Tuesday, a speech by Dennis Donovan of New Jersey-based WDG Consulting gave a largely positive analysis of Columbia's economy.

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