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  • Fla. economist: ‘We’re in recovery’

    MANATEE COUNTY, Fla. – Jan. 21, 2011 – Economist Hank Fishkind told about 400 Manatee County leaders that Florida’s recovery is in its early stages even if it doesn’t seem like it to some people. Calling it the “worst recession, probably, since the Great Depression, and at least the worst since 1975,” Fishkind ...
    Posted to Placida Properties (Weblog) by 797316 on January 21, 2011
  • Federal Reserve keeps interest rates steady

    WASHINGTON – Dec. 15, 2010 – At the conclusion of its regularly scheduled meeting yesterday, the Federal Open Market Committee confirmed that the economic recovery is continuing, though at a rate insufficient to bring down unemployment. Household spending is increasing at a moderate pace, and business spending on equipment and software ...
    Posted to Placida Properties (Weblog) by 797316 on December 16, 2010
  • Economy appears headed for strong finish for 2010

    WASHINGTON (AP) – Dec. 3, 2010 – The economy is showing new life in the final months of the year. Factories are busier, construction spending is up, and auto sales are rising. And on Wednesday the stock market had its best day since September after a report that the private sector hired the most workers in three years. The Dow Jones ...
    Posted to Placida Properties (Weblog) by 797316 on December 3, 2010