Gross domestic product
U.S. GDP Contracts 5% in Q1 as Corporate, Consumer Spending Plunge
The coronavirus pandemic triggered 'rapid changes in demand' as governments issued stay-at-home orders.
U.S. GDP Gain Revised Down to 2.0% for Q2
The government's second estimate of GDP showed a rebound in corporate profits as businesses benefited from strong consumer spending.
GDP Growth Slows to 2.1% in Second Quarter
Consumers increased spending while exporters and manufacturers cut back.
White House Doubles Shutdown Cost Estimate
The Trump administration now believes the government shutdown will subtract 0.1 percentage point from GDP growth every week.
U.S. GDP Revised Down to 2.2%
A weaker inventory buildup than first estimated could bode well for second-quarter gross domestic product numbers.
Think There’s a Talent Shortage Now? Just Wait
The ever-widening gap between employers' needs and workers' skills could drive massive lost financial opportunities over the next decade-plus.
U.S. Economy Slows to 2.3% Growth Rate in Q1
Economists expect the GOP tax cuts to give a boost to GDP in Q2 but the economy may still fall short of President Trump's 3% target this year.
Total World Debt Reaches $164 Trillion in 2016
The IMF urges countries to "build fiscal buffers now by reducing government deficits and putting debt on a steady downward path."
U.S. GDP Growth Falls Back to 2.6% for Q4
The economy fell short of a third straight quarter of growth of 3% or more, in part because of a 13.9% surge in imports.
Economy Rebounds From Slow Start to 2017
The 2.6% gain in Q2 GDP does not mean President Trump "is on track to deliver on his promise of sustained annual growth of more than 3 percent."
U.S. Economic Growth Revised Upward to 1.2%
"Economic indicators so far aren't entirely convincing on a second-quarter bounce in activity," one economist says.