World Economy

US Economy Steady

US Economy SteadyUS Economy Steady

There’s a good reason the US economy is impressing the world right now despite a slowdown in the final three months of 2014: In a word, steadiness, AP reported. Companies have been hiring at healthy rates for the past year. Layoffs hover near historical lows. Auto sales are strong. Gas prices have sunk. Congressional budget fights have faded. Americans are increasingly confident.