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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

GDP growth slows to 1.5%

Jul 27, 2012
The Commerce Department announced Gross Domestic Product ticked up 1.5 percent in the second quarter. That's down from a growth rate of 2 percent in the first part of the year.
Posted In: GDP, Earnings

Commerce Department releases GDP numbers

Jul 27, 2012
The Commerce Department just announced Gross Domestic Product ticked up 1.5 percent in the second quarter -- that down from a growth rate of 2 percent in the first part of the year.
Posted In: GDP

Monthly layoffs hit eight-month high

May 31, 2012
A study this morning from job outplacement firm Challenger Gray & Christmas found layoffs rose in May to their highest level in eight months.
Posted In: Jobs, Unemployment, GDP

May shows dismal employment numbers

May 31, 2012
The U.S. economy added less jobs than expected in May. At the same time, the number of workers filing for unemployment benefits rose, and the number of planned layoffs in hit an eight month high.
Posted In: Unemployment, Jobs, GDP

Fed holds off on new steps to help U.S. economy

Apr 26, 2012
The Federal Reserve won't be taking any major new steps to help the economy at this time, and the reason is that the Fed expects the U.S. economy to grow at about 3 percent this year.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, GDP, Ben Bernanke

China GDP growth at lowest level since 2009

Apr 13, 2012
The last three months in China were the worst for the country’s economic growth since 2009 -- 8.1 percent GDP, compared with 8.9 percent last quarter.
Posted In: China, GDP

Slamming the brakes on China's GDP growth

Apr 13, 2012
Imagine if the U.S. Economy grew at 8.1 percent a year instead of the 3 perecent we've been living with. But in China this means slower growth recorded in the first three months of the year.
Posted In: China, GDP

The money illusion

Mar 16, 2012
Professor Stephen J. Rose says it's not about how much things cost, but how much they cost relatively.
Posted In: GDP, consumer prices, spending, inflation

Fourth quarter GDP revised up to 3%

Feb 29, 2012
The Department of Commerce revised its gross domestic product report for the last quarter of 2011, revealing more evidence that the U.S. economy could be entering a new phase of recovery.
Posted In: Gross Domestic Product (GDP), GDP

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