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GDP drops 0.1 percent but other economic indicators continue to rise

Jan 30, 2013
A Commerce Department report out today shows that GDP fell 0.1 percent last quarter, but consumer spending, business investment and employment continue to rise.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, consumer spending, investment, employment

China's economic growth drops to 13-year low

Jan 18, 2013
The world's fastest growing economy just posted it's worst growth figures in over a decade. Is it time to be concerned?
Posted In: China, China's Economy, GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

How does the U.S. stack up on economic growth?

Jan 4, 2013
When it comes to economic growth, is the U.S. more like China or like Europe?
Posted In: economic growth, GDP

U.S. economy is reaching a crossroads

Dec 20, 2012
The latest revision of third quarter GDP finds the U.S. economy growing even faster than we'd thought this summer -- 3.1 percent.
Posted In: GDP

GDP revised up to 2.7%, investment revised down

Nov 29, 2012
Though the latest GDP numbers are up and jobless claims are down, the economic details tell a gloomier story.
Posted In: GDP, Economy, jobless

Economists encouraged by third-quarter growth

Oct 26, 2012
The government is estimating U.S. GDP grew two percent for the past three months. The figure is better than economists had expected -- but then again, they weren't expecting much.
Posted In: GDP, consumer spending, government spending

Apple's iPhone 5 sales could boost U.S. GDP

Sep 10, 2012
It's said the new gadget, expected to be released on Wednesday, could add between a quarter and a half a percentage point to fourth-quarter GDP.
Posted In: apple, iphone 5, GDP

Tracking the economy and GDP through trash

Aug 16, 2012
How does our garbage relate to our GDP? Economist Michael McDonough has worked out the GDP-to-trash economic indicator.
Posted In: GDP, economic indicator, alternative indicators, trash

Weekly Wrap: Contrary economic indicators

Jul 27, 2012
The Dow vaulted back over 13,000 while Gross Domestic Product just treads water in the shallow end of the pool. What can we take away from the latest economic data?
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP), Dow, Weekly Wrap

GDP growth beats expectations, still slow

Jul 27, 2012
Four times a year, the U.S. Department of Commerce serves up the big number that tells us how much we are producing as a country. U.S. second quarter GDP grew more than economists had expected. That doesn't make it good.
Posted In: GDP, growth, construction

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