Please ensure Javascript is enabled for purposes of website accessibility

Tag Archives: economic outlook

Leaders debate economic outlook

Both the leaders of the state Empire State Development and pro-business lobbying group Unshackle Upstate say the upstate economy is improving. The difference is in the degree of improvement. Vincent Esposito, deputy regional director of the state agency’s Finger Lakes ...

Read More »

Survey: Brighter economic outlook boosts hiring

WASHINGTON — Companies are increasingly confident the economy will grow at a modest pace over the next year and are hiring more, according to a survey of business economists. Nearly one-third of the economists surveyed by the National Association for ...

Read More »

US economic outlook brightens as sales rise

WASHINGTON — Americans bought more electronics, started home improvement projects and updated their wardrobes last month, inspired by warmer weather and a healthier job market. U.S. retail sales rose 0.8 percent in March, the Commerce Department said Monday. The increase ...

Read More »

Banker says economic expansion has arrived

A bright economic outlook for 2012 is being painted by a local banker who says “We have arrived.” Gregory MacKay, senior vice president and chief economist at Canandaigua National Bank & Trust, Thursday presented a preview of what the economic ...

Read More »

Survey: Credit card lenders ease requirements

A survey on credit underwriting practices revealed that for the first time since 2008, many of the nation’s largest lenders have eased their underwriting standards. The report, released late last month by the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency ...

Read More »