The opioid epidemic has yet to hit its peak and more states are continuing to legalize medical or recreational use of marijuana. These trends can have an effect on workers in the door and window industry throughout the nation.
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Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 43 states and the District of Columbia in the first quarter of 2017, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Only 15 states saw an acceleration in its annualized rate of growth from the last quarter of 2016 to the first quarter of 2017 while 35 states and the District of Columbia recorded a slowdown in growth over the same period, including seven states moving from growth in the fourth quarter of 2016 to a decline in the first quarter of 2017. As a result, nationwide, growth in real GDP slowed over the first quarter of 2017.
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As its September meeting, the Federal Open Markets Committee announced it will begin reducing its $4.5 trillion portfolio of bonds purchased during the global financial crisis, as soon as October of this year.