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May 30, 2014
Here’s Why the U.S. Economy Shrank After Three Years of Growth
Government economists determined that GDP did not grow in the first-quarter, but rather contracted at a 1 percent annual rate.
April 30, 2014
What Recovery? GDP Barely Grew Last Quarter
First-quarter gross domestic product growth (or lack thereof) will shine a new light on the state of the United States' economic recovery.
March 17, 2014
Manufacturing Sector Shakes of Winter Blues, Economic Prospects Improve
After the weather-induced slowdown experienced in recent months, industrial production rose sharply in February as factory activity strengthened.
January 14, 2014
Bad Weather Gave Retailers a Tough But Not Worrying December
The Department of Commerce reported Tuesday that retail sales rose 0.2 percent in the last month of 2013.
January 10, 2014
Job Gains Hit Three-Year Low: Anomaly or Alarming New Trend?
The U.S. economy created just 74,000 jobs last month, the slowest pace in three years.
January 07, 2014
Consumer Spending: What Came First, the Chicken or the Egg?
Strong consumer spending is essential for the recovery of the American economy.
November 12, 2013
Sorry Economy, Consumers Are Still Income-Constrained
Measures taken by the retail research firms suggest that retails sales have been generally improving.
November 07, 2013
Q3 GDP Growth: Pleasant Surprise But the Economy Needs More
The Department of Commerce reported Thursday morning that GDP grew at an annual rate of 2.8 percent in the July-through-September period.
October 29, 2013
Retail Sales Turn Negative: Can Government Be Blamed?
Retail sales were shockingly low in September at the headline level, dipping 0.1 percent.
October 08, 2013
The Government Shutdown Is Hurting Americans’ Confidence and Spending
Consumers had more trouble affording day-to-day necessities than at almost any other point in the past five years.
September 10, 2013
Retail Sales Have Consumer Staples to Thank for Growth
The first snapshot of September retail sales indicates that even though American consumers are spending, they are keeping purchases limited to necessities.
September 04, 2013
The Summer Retail Cold Wave Continues
For economists, an important question is whether consumer spending will draw down economic growth in coming months.
January 27, 2012
U.S. Economy Grew at 2.8% Pace in Fourth Quarter
The U.S. economy grew at its fastest pace since the second quarter of 2010 in the three months ended in December, but a strong rebuilding of stocks by businesses and weak spending on capital goods signaled an impending slowdown in early 2012...
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