Stories tagged: gross domestic product
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 …
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 …
Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 7:16 a.m.
Economy expanded 1.9 percent in fourth quarter
The U.S. economy expanded 1.9 percent between October and December, government data showed Friday morning, capping off a long period of tepid expansion under the Obama administration.
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.
Fri., Oct. 28, 2016, 8:13 a.m.
US economy grew at 2.9 percent rate in third quarter
WASHINGTON – The U.S. economy grew at a 2.9 percent rate in the July-September quarter, the strongest pace in two years, as the battered export sector rebounded and businesses finally …
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 …
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 …
Sat., Sept. 24, 2011
Small-business index improves
Small-business owners are slowly making progress, but job stagnation and consumer caution continue holding back a robust recovery, a manager of a small-business index says. Barry Sloane, CEO of New …
Fri., Aug. 27, 2010, 6:54 a.m.
Economic growth slows to 1.6 percent in the spring
The economy grew at a much slower pace this spring than previously estimated, mostly due to the largest surge in imports in 26 years and a slowdown in companies’ restocking …