Economy Stalls on Slump in Business Spending, Exports

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The economy in the U.S. barely grew in the first quarter, buffeted by slumps in business investment and exports after oil prices plunged and the dollar surged.

April 29, 2015

Fourth-Quarter GDP Rises Less Than Prior Estimate


The economy in the U.S. expanded at a slower pace in the fourth quarter than previously reported, restrained by a smaller gain in stockpiles and widening trade gap.

February 27, 2015

Economy Grows by Most in a Decade on Consumer-Spending Gain

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The world’s largest economy surged in the third quarter, expanding at the fastest pace in more than a decade, as U.S. consumers and businesses spent more than previously estimated.

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December 23, 2014

U.S. Economy Expands 3.9%, More Than Previously Estimated

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The economy expanded more than previously estimated in the third quarter, reflecting bigger gains in consumer spending and business investment, and capping the strongest six months of growth in a decade.

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November 25, 2014

Economy Grew 3.5% in Third Quarter


The economy in the U.S. expanded more than forecast in the third quarter, capping its strongest six months in more than a decade, as gains in government spending and a shrinking trade deficit made up for a slowdown in household purchases.

October 30, 2014

Economy Grows 4.6% in Second Quarter, Most Since 2011

The U.S. economy expanded in the second quarter at the fastest rate since the last three months of 2011 as companies stepped up investment and households boosted spending.

September 26, 2014

Economy in US Expands 4.2%, More Than Previously Forecast

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The economy in the U.S. expanded more than previously forecast in the second quarter, propelled by the biggest gain in business investment in more than two years, which bodes well for the rest of 2014.

August 28, 2014

Economy Grows in Second Quarter as Consumer Spending Rises


Gains in consumer spending and business investment helped the U.S. economy rebound more than forecast in the second quarter following a slump in the prior three months that was smaller than previously estimated.

July 30, 2014

Economy Shrank in First Quarter by Most in Five Years

The U.S. economy contracted in the first quarter by the most since the depths of the last recession as consumer spending cooled.

June 25, 2014

Economy Contracted 1% in First Quarter

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The U.S. economy contracted at a 1% annual pace in the first quarter compared with the previous quarter, the first contraction since 2011, the Commerce Department reported May 29.

May 29, 2014