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Federal Reserve plans to end stimulus in October
The Federal Reserve will end its stimulus program in October if US economic growth continues at its current pace, minutes from its June meeting released Wednesday revealed.
BBC News – 7/9/2014

Lagarde Hints at Global Forecast Cut Even as U.S. Rebounds
International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde signaled a cut in the institution's global growth forecasts, saying investment is still weak and that risks remain in the U.S. even as its rebound accelerates.
Bloomberg – 7/6/2014

8 ways generating content before your show will increase engagement
Having been to hundreds of shows, conferences, expos and tradeshows, I'm still baffled by the fact that it's almost impossible to find out what the exhibitors at the show do before it starts.
MultiBriefs – 7/4/2014

U.S. second-quarter growth forecasts cut on tepid consumer spending
U.S. consumer spending rose less than expected in May, prompting economists to downgrade estimates for second-quarter growth.
Reuters – 6/26/2014

U.S. Economy Shrank in First Quarter by Most in Five Years
The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter by the most since the depths of the last recession as consumer spending cooled.
Bloomberg – 6/25/2014

Markit Manufacturing Index in U.S. Increases to 57.5 From 56.4
The Markit Economics preliminary index of U.S. manufacturing increased to 57.5 in June, the highest since May 2010, from 56.4 a month earlier, the London-based group said today.
Bloomberg – 6/23/2014

US central bank cuts growth forecast for 2014
The US Federal Reserve has cut its growth forecast for 2014 because of the harsh winter weather. The central bank is now predicting growth of between 2.1% and 2.3% for this year, down from its March forecast of 2.8% to 3%.
BBC News – 6/18/2014

World Bank Lowers Prediction for Global GDP Growth
Global growth has been slower than desired in the early months of 2014. Much of that stems from softer growth in the first half of this year in the United States and decelerated activity in the emerging markets.
National Association of Manufacturers – 6/17/2014

At Year's Midpoint, Manufacturers Expect Better Second Half
Despite a very weak start to 2014, there is an expectation among manufacturers that the second half of the year will be better than the first. Indeed, average manufacturing sales forecasts are the highest in two years.
National Association of Manufacturers – 6/16/2014

CASL's Impact on Email Marketers
On July 1, 2014, sending commercial electronic messages to customers and prospects will get a little more complicated for most businesses. Canada's anti-spam legislation (CASL) is set to come into force and bring along with it potential fines that could reach into the millions.
ClickZ – 6/9/2014