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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

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

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