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China's GDP growth expected to be slowest in decades

by Andy Uhler Oct 17, 2019
The Chinese government may resort to the use of monetary policy to promote the economic growth that is eluding it.
China's exports fell by over 3% in the past year, slowing GDP growth. Above, the port in Qingdao in China's eastern Shandong province in 2018.
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Don't look at corporate earnings for clues on how the economy is doing

by , and Apr 30, 2019
What's good (or bad) for corporations may not be good for the economy overall.
Board members watch a video demonstration for the Surface Hub 2 during the Microsoft annual shareholders meeting in Bellevue, Washington, in 2018.
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Trade showdown

China's GDP is growing faster than expected. What does that mean for trade talks?

by Tracey Samuelson Apr 17, 2019
The White House had argued that a weakening Chinese economy would give the U.S. an advantage in negotiations.
Vendors inside a fruit store wait for customers in Beijing in February. 
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5 things to know about GDP

by Janet Nguyen Jan 30, 2019
Here's what those numbers reveal — and don't reveal — about the U.S. economy.
New goods are counted in GDP, but goods that are resold are not.
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Government shutdown 2019

The problem with missing economic data

by Marketplace Staff Jan 25, 2019
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
Because of the partial government shutdown, some agencies may not be able to release key economic reports on time.
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Snowball effect of the government shutdown to impact the economy

by Nancy Marshall-Genzer Jan 14, 2019
As the ripple effects of the government shutdown begin, the impact on the economy will not just be the lost productivity of government workers. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

After a strong year, GDP likely headed for a dip in 2019

by Mitchell Hartman Dec 21, 2018
Despite the drama around the Federal Reserve hiking interest rates, financial markets gyrating and stock indexes tanking, we got a snapshot of the whole economy this morning. The final reading on third-quarter gross domestic product was slightly lower than expected at…

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How will we know we're in a recession?

by Kai Ryssdal, Sean McHenry, and Bennett Purser Dec 11, 2018
What the National Bureau of Economic Research looks for when analyzing the business cycle.
In this photo illustration, a man looks at a graph representing the 12-month decline of the FTSE 100 share index on Oct. 7, 2008, in London.
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Consumer spending increases again. How long will that last?

by , and Oct 29, 2018
U.S. consumer spending rose for a 7th straight month in September, according the the Commerce Department. Economists expect that trend to continue despite slow wage growth.  

Consumer spending increases again. How long will that last?

by , and Oct 29, 2018
U.S. consumer spending rose for a 7th straight month in September, according the the Commerce Department. Economists expect that trend to continue despite slow wage growth.