GDP

Government

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
Government

Economy Contracted 1% in First Quarter

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

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
Government

First-Quarter GDP Edges Up 0.1%

Tim Boyle/Bloomberg News

The U.S. gross domestic product grew at a 0.1% annual rate in the first quarter, the Commerce Department reported April 30.

April 30, 2014
Government

US Economy Expands More Than Previously Estimated in Fourth Quarter

Tom Biery/Trans Pixs

The U.S. economy grew more rapidly in the fourth quarter than previously estimated, as consumer spending climbed by the most in three years, showing the expansion had momentum heading into this year’s harsh winter.

March 27, 2014
Editorial, Government

Editorial: Things Are Looking Up

Signs are increasing that the nation’s economic health is steadily improving. It’s not a barnburner, and there is still some uncertainty, as the Commerce Department trimmed its estimate of fourth-quarter 2013 growth to an annual rate of 2.4% from 3.2% in an earlier estimate.

March 10, 2014
Government

Fourth-Quarter GDP Rate Revised Down to 2.4%

Bruce Harmon/Trans Pixs

The U.S. economy increased at a revised 2.4% annual rate in the fourth quarter, down from an originally reported 3.2% gross domestic product figure, the Commerce Department reported.

February 28, 2014
Government

Economy Grows at 4.1% Rate in Third Quarter

The U.S. economy expanded at a 4.1% annual rate in the third quarter, the strongest since the final three months of 2011 and up from an estimate of 3.6%, the Commerce Department said Dec. 20.

December 20, 2013
Government

Economy Grows at 3.6% Rate in Third Quarter

Polar Corp.

The U.S. economy expanded at a 3.6% annual rate in the third quarter, up from an initial estimate of 2.8% growth, the Commerce Department said Dec. 5.

December 5, 2013
Government

U.S. Economy Expands at 2.8% Rate in Third Quarter

Mark Elias/Bloomberg News

The U.S. economy expanded at a 2.8% annual rate in the third quarter, up from a 2.5% growth rate the previous three months, the Commerce Department said Nov. 7.

November 7, 2013
Government

Second-Quarter GDP Rises 2.5%

Navistar International Corp.

The U.S. economy rose at a 2.5% annual rate in the second quarter from a 1.1% growth rate in the year’s first three months, the Commerce Department said Sept. 26.

September 26, 2013

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