PODCAST: What's GDP growth got to do with it? And, Google stock tips

New research has found a link between Google search terms and the stock market. In other words, check out what people are searching for and then buy or sell.

U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, falling short of the 2.8 percent that economists predicted and disappointing investors.

But in uncertain economic times, why aren't economists satisfied if GDP simply holds steady? It isn't just about jobs. Economists say that GDP growth affects how we view ourselves as a nation.

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