Apr 27, 2018

04/27/2018: The U.S. economy is slowing down

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(Markets Edition) The U.S. GDP's growth figure is out for the first quarter, showing that the economy grew at a rate of 2.3 percent — a slowdown from 2.9 percent during the previous quarter. We'll hear from Chris Low —…

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U.S. oil companies take cautious approach despite higher prices and demand

Apr 27, 2018
With the U.S.-based oil giants Chevron Corp. and Exxon Mobil Corp. scheduled to release their first quarter 2018 earnings Friday morning, we look at the state of the oil industry. Companies are reaping the benefits from higher oil prices and demand. But…

(Markets Edition) The U.S. GDP’s growth figure is out for the first quarter, showing that the economy grew at a rate of 2.3 percent — a slowdown from 2.9 percent during the previous quarter. We’ll hear from Chris Low — chief economist at FTN Financial — about the reasons for this, and why this percentage is still actually better than many people expected. Afterwards, we’ll talk to Marketplace Weekend host Lizzie O’Leary about Puerto Rico’s housing crisis. 

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Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC