Solid Growth Brightens Economic Outlook for 2014

It looks like 2014 will be a year of growth on all economic fronts with an especially bright forecast for the job market.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumers will spend more. Government will cut less. Businesses will invest more. And more companies will hire.

Add it all up, and you can see why expectations are rising that 2014 will be the best year for the U.S. economy since the recession ended 4 1/2 years ago. That’s why the Federal Reserve is pressing ahead with a plan to scale back its economic stimulus.

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