GDP rose 1.5 percent in 2015's third quarter.

GDP growth slows as inventories fall

Oct 29, 2015
And why that's sometimes a sign business owners are worrying about the future.
Posted In: GDP, growth, inventories

How economists measure the changing of seasons

Oct 29, 2015
In figuring out GDP, government economists weigh 'seasonality.'
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
The Laughing Bird Caye island in Belize. According to a new study, countries whose average temperature is above 55 degrees Fahrenheit or 13 degrees Celsius  — like Belize — may see their productivity hurt by global warming. Those higher than that average

Study: global warming will make much of the world poorer

Oct 21, 2015
A new report projects economic productivity falling as temperatures rise.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, GDP
Chinese vendors unload onions at a local food market in Beijing, China.

Do China's GDP numbers matter?

Oct 19, 2015
Its economy is slowing, but how fast depends on whose numbers you believe.
Posted In: China, China growth, GDP
The first estimate for Q2 GDP showed growth at 2.3 percent. A second estimate indicated a 3.7 percent growth.

GDP revisions — Who cares? Why bother?

Sep 25, 2015
Growth estimates are tweaked twice, but the markets have long-since digested that old news.
Posted In: GDP, statistics, data
Syrian refugee children look on from a window during a sandstorm at a refugee camp in a Lebanon village.

Refugee crisis is bad in Europe, but worse elsewhere

Sep 11, 2015
Most of Syria's 4 million registered refugees are in Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon.
Posted In: syria, refugees, migrants, lebanon, crisis, Europe, GDP

Just how strong are those fundamentals?

Aug 27, 2015
Even though the markets are roiled, the U.S. economy is solid. Right?
Posted In: stock market, GDP, U.S. economy
Though the U.S. economy grew in the second quarter, annual growth rates from previous years are down from their initial reported numbers due to seasonality adjustments.

'Tis the season to review winter's GDP

Jul 30, 2015
Turns out the economy grew instead of shrinking.
Posted In: GDP, economic growth, seasonality
Members of the Greek Communist Party wave flags during an anti-austerity rally at Syntagma Square on Friday in Athens, Greece. The Greek government offered a series of measures this week, including multiple tax increases, to persuade its creditors to rele

Weekly Wrap: GDP and Greece

Jun 26, 2015
Catherine Rampell and Felix Salmon join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week in business and finance.
Posted In: greekcrisis, GDP, Greece, Eurozone

Video: 'Game of Thrones,' Facebook and the GDP Explained

May 29, 2015
What's Gross Domestic Product? It’s like if Westeros from 'Game of Thrones' had a Facebook page. Get it? You will.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, GDP, Facebook, Game of Thrones