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GDP growth 2.8% in fourth quarter of 2011

Jan 27, 2012
GDP growth is getting stronger each quarter. But why was the growth slower than we expected at the end of 2011?
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

GDP: Good, but not great

Jan 27, 2012
The nation's gross domestic product -- the value of all goods and services produced -- grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the fourth quarter, the fastest pace since the second quarter of 2010.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

GDP growth isn't fast enough

Jan 27, 2012
The government said this morning that the U.S. economy grew at a rate of 2.8 percent in the last three months of 2011. What does this say about our recovery?
Posted In: recovery

PODCAST: Blocking Tweets, facilitating growth

Jan 27, 2012
Social networking site Twitter has announced that it can now censor certain messages based on a country's policies. In Western China, Tibetans are once again stepping up their protests in the quest to gain more independence. And what is the role of airports in a city's, or nation's, economy? Happy Earned Income Tax Credit Day!

A moon colony for the economy?

Jan 27, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has been grabbing headlines with his proposal to establish a "moon colony." Is it likely to happen?
Posted In: space, Newt Gingrich, Florida

Those delicate 'green shoots' of the economy

Jan 27, 2012
We all hear about economic indicators all the time, but perhaps we don’t question them as much as we should.
Posted In: recovery, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), GDP

Who's in the union?

Jan 27, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics report, 11.8 percent of workers counted themselves amongst the ranks of organized labor in 2011, almost half the number recorded in 1983 -- the first year that data was available.
Posted In: unions

Durable goods: More economic green shoots

Jan 26, 2012
Durable goods purchases were up in December, reinforcing the feeling that the economy is making a recovery. Should we believe the hype?
Posted In: Fed, Ben Bernanke, durable goods

The downside of low interest rates

Jan 26, 2012
Retirees see less return on savings; some businesses invest in tech, not workers.
Posted In: interest rates

New economic index measures credit, too

Jan 26, 2012
The Conference Board is making changes to its leading economic index, taking into account the complexities of the financial marketplace.
Posted In: economic indicator

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