Stories tagged: GDP
Fri., Dec. 22, 2017
Banks, energy companies lead rebound in U.S. stocks
Banks and energy companies led U.S. stocks higher Thursday, erasing modest losses from the day before. Retailers and makers of consumer products also posted solid gains. Small-company stocks rose more …
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 10:08 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at solid 3.2 percent rate in third quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a solid 3.2 percent annual rate from July through September, slightly slower than previously estimated but still enough to give the country the best back-to-back …
Fri., Oct. 27, 2017, 7:45 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at 3 percent rate in July-September quarter
The U.S. economy, bolstered by business investment, grew at a solid annual rate of 3 percent in the third quarter. It marks the first time in three years that growth …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
U.S. economic growth revised up to 3.1 percent rate in Q2
The U.S. economy grew at an upgraded annual rate of 3.1 percent in the spring, the fastest pace in more than two years. But growth is expected to slow sharply …
Tue., Aug. 8, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: Beware of economic growth as magic elixir
We can no longer grow our way out of serious conflicts, if we ever could. There isn’t enough money to satisfy all our demands, even at higher rates of economic …
Fri., July 28, 2017, 8:30 a.m.
U.S. economy expanded at faster 2.6 percent rate in Q2
The U.S. economy revved up this spring after a weak start to the year, fueled by strong consumer spending. But the growth spurt still fell short of the optimistic goals …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 3:58 p.m.
GDP grows a sixth month, adding to Canada rate-hike pressure
Canada’s economy grew for a sixth consecutive month with gains in a majority of industries, underlining the central bank’s view a durable recovery from an oil shock is emerging.
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:11 a.m.
U.S. economic growth in Q1 upgraded to 1.4 percent
The U.S. economy got off to a lackluster start during the first three months of 2017, though it enjoyed more momentum than earlier estimates indicated.
Tue., June 27, 2017
Samuelson: Labor trends may benefit both sides
The beauty of the present moment is that what workers want and what companies need are converging.
Fri., May 26, 2017, 8:42 a.m.
U.S. growth in Jan.-March upgraded to still-slow 1.2 pct. rate
The U.S. economy began 2017 with a whimper – though not quite as weak a whimper as the government had first estimated.
UPDATED: Fri., April 28, 2017, 6:25 p.m.
U.S. economy expanded at weakest pace in 3 years
The U.S. economy turned in the weakest performance in three years in the January-March quarter as consumers sharply slowed their spending. The result fell far short of President Donald Trump’s …
Tue., March 7, 2017
Robert J. Samuelson: ‘Administrative state’ a serious concern
We like clean air and water; safer vehicles; effective drugs; honest financial markets; uncontaminated food and much more. But we dislike the burden of collective compliance.
Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 7:17 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at weak 1.9 percent rate in 4th quarter
The U.S. economy grew at an anemic 1.9 percent rate in the fourth quarter, unchanged from an initial estimate, although consumers performed better than first thought. The increase in the …
Thu., Dec. 22, 2016, 9:15 a.m.
Economy grew at strong 3.5 pct. annual rate last quarter
The U.S. economy grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the July-September quarter, the fastest pace in two years and more than the government had previously estimated. But the …
Tue., Nov. 29, 2016, 9:16 a.m.
U.S. economy grew at 3.2 percent in third quarter
The U.S. economy in the third quarter grew at the fastest pace in two years, with a revised report showing stronger consumer spending than first estimated.
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: U.S. economy on snooze control
The recovery has been a messy mixture of prudence, fear and relief. People anxiously remember the Great Recession. Hardly anyone is happy with the resulting slow growth. Still, we have …
Fri., Aug. 26, 2016, 12:13 p.m.
US economy grew at tepid 1.1 percent pace in spring
The U.S. economy expanded at a sluggish 1.1 percent pace this spring as businesses sharply reduced their stockpiles of goods and spent less on new buildings and equipment. Yet most …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:57 p.m.
Mexico lowers 2016 GDP forecast, sees 2.2 to 3.2 pct growth
Mexico is lowering its economic growth forecast for 2016, citing what it calls “adverse” international conditions including sluggish industrial production in the United States.
Tue., May 17, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: GDP remains a useful measure
Prosperity can’t be compressed into a single number. The GDP’s mission is more modest, though still difficult: to measure the economy’s production. By this standard, GDP is a wonder of …
Thu., April 28, 2016, 9 a.m.
U.S. economy grows at slowest pace in two years
Growth by the U.S. economy fell off sharply in the first three months of 2016, posting its worst quarterly performance in two years amid a global slowdown, the Commerce Department …
Tue., April 19, 2016, 9:20 a.m.
Spain say it won’t reach EU deficit target until 2017
The Spanish government is setting a new budget deficit target of 3.6 percent of GDP for 2016 and says the figure won’t fall below the EU ceiling of 3 percent …
Tue., March 29, 2016
Robert Samuelson: U.S. slower-growing, but not poor
We feel poor not because we are poor but because our stunted economic growth cannot satisfy all our demands.
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 9:32 a.m.
U.S. Economy grew faster than previously estimated for fourth quarter
The U.S. economy’s slowdown in the final three months of 2015 wasn’t quite as extreme as initially thought.
Thu., Oct. 29, 2015, 6:56 p.m.
US economy slowed to 1.5 pct. growth rate in third quarter
WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy slowed sharply in the summer, reflecting a cutback in businesses’ stockpiling of goods, which offset solid consumer spending. But most economists think growth has been …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2009, 9:24 a.m.
Economy’s rebound not as strong as first thought
The economy is growing modestly, with consumers too wary about spending to invigorate the recovery.