• Economy Watch: U.S. GDP Edges Up in Q1

    A 1.4 percent increase in U.S. real GDP for the first quarter of the year was down from the growth seen in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. But consumers remain confident about the state of the U.S. economy.

    National 29 June 2017 14:30
  • Economy Watch: CRE Growing, But Still Below Historic Levels

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Following the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ report on U.S. GDP in the third quarter last week, the bureau also released data on commercial real estate as a component of the overall economy. The numbers point to two conclusions. First, CRE is still on the mend, with

    National 02 November 2015 16:47
  • Economy Watch: How Does the US Economy Compare to Other Nations?

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor Gross domestic product might seem like too much of a 30,000-foot number to care about, and in some ways it is. On the other hand, it’s a convenient shorthand for the overall health of the economy. No one was surprised, for instance, when GDP contracted rapidly

    National 31 July 2015 13:16
  • Economy Watch: GDP Drops, But Signs Point to Future Growth

    By Dees Stribling, Contributing Editor The Bureau of Economic Analysis, which tracks U.S. quarterly GDP for the government, always releases three numbers over the course of about two months, revising them further each time. The third estimate is the final one, and it goes down as the historical record as the

    National 25 June 2015 12:46
  • The Accidental Economist with Jack Kern: Negative GDP and I’m Smiling

    The GDP numbers were revised downward to show that the 1st quarter is negative under 1 percent, effectively muting a prior announcement by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

    National 29 May 2015 15:47