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How 2 percent GDP growth looks in the real economy

Dec 22, 2015
Limited investments and some wage increases, but not for everyone.

How economists measure the changing of seasons

Oct 29, 2015
In figuring out GDP, government economists weigh 'seasonality.'

How calculating GDP is like making a gravy

May 19, 2015
"Reduce it down and get the real essence of flavor," says a Fed economist.

U.S. government releases a second revision of GDP

Sep 26, 2014
Nearly every category was up. But growth can be deceptive.
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Why the GDP got revised downward

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May 29, 2014
Revised GDP figures showed economic contraction, while other indicators seemed OK.

We probably should stop taking the GDP so seriously

Feb 28, 2014
Using GDP to rate the economy is like rating a song based on notes.

Second quarter GDP revised upward

Aug 29, 2013
There's news today U.S. economy was surprisingly strong -- once upon a time.

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Why you should be scared by 1.7% GDP growth

Jul 31, 2013
The U.S. economy expanded 1.7 percent in the spring months -- but does that mean the recovery is out of the woods?

No joke: The U.S. government says Kim Kardashian helps the economy

Jun 28, 2013
The U.S. government is set to begin calculating GDP in a way that factors in the economic value of entertainment, such as Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez and Angelina Jolie.

Why there's nothing wrong with a 2.5 percent increase in GDP

Apr 26, 2013
With all the dysfunction in government and economies, why should a 2.5 percent increase in GDP sound bad?