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Articles About economic activity
July 21, 2014
Is It Time to Take the Economy Off Life Support?
The pulse of the economy is steadying, if the latest economic indicators are anything to go by.
July 10, 2014
5 Stocks to Keep an Eye On This Earnings Season
The earnings reports from Intel, JPMorgan, Home Depot, Visa, and Union Pacific should give investors a solid overall picture of economic activity.
April 14, 2014
Did the Obama Administration Approach the Jobs Recovery Wrong?
Key to the current unemployment situation is the discouragement of job seekers, poor work incentives created by government policies, the growth of federal disability programs, and the inadequacies of schooling and training.
March 27, 2014
Fourth Quarter GDP Revision Shows U.S. Economy Continues Sub-Par Recovery
The United States economy expanded at a much slower annual rate in the final months of last year than initially estimated.
December 10, 2013
Surprise Inventory Build Threatens Fourth-Quarter Outlook
Merchant wholesale inventories built more than expected in October, suggesting production could slow in the fourth quarter.
December 05, 2013
Does This Q3 GDP Jump Mean the Economy Is Back to Normal?
The United States Department of Commerce announced that third-quarter gross domestic product grew at an annual rate of 3.6 percent.
November 19, 2013
Tuesday’s Midday Movers: 3 Stories Driving Markets
The major U.S. stocks were wavering on Tuesday. Here are three stories making it happen.
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 10, 2013
Will Fiscal Headwinds Derail the Fed’s Economic Forecasts?
The Federal Open Market Committee voted to maintain its rate of asset purchases last month, signaling that economic conditions were not yet up to snuff.
October 04, 2013
5 Ways the Government Shutdown Will Impact Every American
As the shutdown drags on, ordinary Americans are being left in the lurch.
October 03, 2013
Business Activity Eases as Shutdown Plods On
Non-manufacturing business conditions in the U.S. continued to improve in September, according to the latest ISM report, albeit at a slower rate than before.
September 26, 2013
No Surprise: Revised Q2 GDP Shows Same Slow Growth
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s third estimate of second-quarter gross domestic product leaves the picture of U. S. economic growth much the same.
September 26, 2013
Is Manufacturing a Drag on Economic Growth?
Manufacturing growth continued to decelerate in September, according to the flash reading of Markit's U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers' Index.
August 29, 2013
Revised Q2 GDP: Here’s Proof of a Stronger Economy
The Commerce Department’s revised estimate of GDP growth showed that economic growth actually accelerated at a stronger pace than previously calculated.
August 05, 2013
Consumers Hesitate to Increase Spending as Economy Drifts
Consumer spending has been flat over the past few months as confidence slides from post-recession highs.
July 29, 2013
Will China’s Slowdown Hurt the U.S. Economy?
Post-crisis economic growth in the U.S. -- and around the world -- has been underwhelming, to say the least.
July 24, 2013
Can U.S. Manufacturing Make a Second-Half Comeback?
New data suggest that after months of weakness, the U.S. manufacturing sector may finally be in for some much-needed growth.
June 28, 2013
Watch Out Economy, Chicago PMI Dropped to 4-Year Low
Based on the Chicago Purchasing Manager’s Index, growth in business activity has slowed sharply this month.
June 26, 2013
Revised GDP Figures Give Economists a Shock
Unexpectedly, gross domestic product was revised downwardly by the Department of Commerce on Wednesday.
September 08, 2010
Beige Book: Federal Reserve Summary of Current Economic Conditions
Here is one of the eight reports for the year from the Federal Reserve ...
September 03, 2010
The Private Sector ADDED 67,000 Jobs in August. What Does This Mean?
Today's Labor Department report showed that the private sector added 67,000 jobs in August.
July 06, 2010
Is Elliott Wave Theory High Priest Robert Prechter Certifiably Insane?
Dow 1,000? A lot of people are calling for an Apocalypse right now. But Prechter tells the scariest tale ...
June 09, 2010
The Grand Summary of the Fed Beige Book
The 10,000 foot overview according to the heigh priests of the economy ...
March 23, 2010
Top Constitutional Law Expert Erwin Chemerinsky: The New Health Care Law is Clearly Constitutional
Break out your copy of the Constitution and follow along ...
March 16, 2010
Bars & Restaurants Rake in the Green on St. Patrick’s Day
Around 1 percent of total annual beer consumption occurs on St. Patrick's Day ...
March 10, 2010
The Four Main Parts of James Chanos’ China Argument
We break down Chanos' argument so you can better understand his position on China ...
February 12, 2010
Economy Grinds Forward with Retail Sales and Consumer Sentiment
Economic activity seems about as charged up as the anemic activity taking place in the hallowed halls of Congress these days ...