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Why there's nothing wrong with a 2.5 percent increase in GDP

Apr 26, 2013
With all the dysfunction in government and economies, why should a 2.5 percent increase in GDP sound bad?
Posted In: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), GDP

Why do we need GDP to grow anyway?

Apr 26, 2013
U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary?
Posted In: GDP, American dream

U.S. economy to 'grow' 3% under new GDP calculation

Apr 22, 2013
The U.S. economy will grow by 3 percent this summer, due to a change in the data used to calculate GDP.
Posted In: GDP, Economics

China's economic growth slows

Apr 15, 2013
China’s economy continues to rev, but certainly slower than many had anticipated this past quarter. Growth came in at 7.7 percent, down two tenths from the previous quarter.
Posted In: China, GDP, exports

Cyprus tries to contain itself, U.S. economy expands

Mar 28, 2013
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, joins Marketplace Morning Report host Jeremy Hobson to discuss whether the crisis in Cyprus will spread and how the U.S. economy is faring.
Posted In: cyprus, bailout, GDP

Is there a tipping point for U.S. debt?

Mar 25, 2013
High debt equals low growth, right? That's a widely-held belief among the political class, supported by well-funded bipartisan PR campaigns. But many economists just don't agree.
Posted In: debt, federal budget, GDP

China aims high for economic growth

Mar 5, 2013
China's National People's Congress convenes today as it concludes its once-in-a-decade transition of power. In his final address to the Congress, outgoing Premier Wen Jiabao set an ambitious economic growth target of 7.5 percent.
Posted In: China, Wen Jiabao, GDP

GDP grows at weakest pace in 2 years

Feb 28, 2013
The government has revised its latest GDP figures, saying the economy grew at a rate of 0.1 percent during the last three months of 2012. The increase was the weakest GDP performance in two years.
Posted In: GDP, sequester, Housing

Phew! U.S. can't join the euro

Feb 15, 2013
A look at America's debt and deficit trouble through the lens of European economic standards.
Posted In: Eurozone, debt, GDP

Is a new global recession on the way?

Feb 14, 2013
A slew of GDP numbers out of Europe and Asia today paint a gory picture of the global economy.
Posted In: Europe, GDP, recession

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