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Germany Signals Another Barrier to Global Growth

Germany is the fourth largest nation in the world, and the heart of Europe's economy. Concern about the future of its economy were posted in the latest version of economic ...
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US GDP Growth Moves Toward Zero

A new Wall Street Journal poll of prominent economists revised their collective GDP growth estimate for the year from 2.7% to 2.2%. To some extent the worry about a slowdown ...
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Greece Plunges Back Into Recession

Eurostat released gross domestic product (GDP) figures by country for the first quarter. While the euro area and several countries did well, Greece moved back into a recession, highlighting how ...
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Q1 GDP Expectations to Be Made or Broken by Durable Goods

Friday's durable goods report from the U.S. Commerce Department likely will be the last big-ticket economic report that shapes next week's gross domestic product (GDP) report. After all, this is ...
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Industrial Production and Capacity Utilization a Bad Omen for US GDP

The Federal Reserve has released its industrial production report for the month of March, and the figures are weak enough that they may act as a drag against some of ...
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US to Be Largest Economy in 2030

At an estimated total of $24.8 trillion, the United States will remain the world’s largest economy in 2030, but China is closing the gap between first and second place. More ...
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A Worldwide Period of Low Growth Ahead — IMF

International Monetary Fund (IMF) experts have issued a report that forecasts low worldwide economic growth for several years ahead. Most of the reasons for this are not easily solved, if ...
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US Growth Forecast Chopped to Zero

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta has reported that its forecast for U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) growth dropped to zero on April 1 and ticked back up to 0.1% ...
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ISM Manufacturing Growth Stalls in March

The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) has released its Manufacturing ISM Report on Business for the month of March. The number is above the 50.0 breakeven level, but it was ...
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Major Economists Forecast Slowdown in 2016

The National Association for Business Economics (NABE) forecasts an improvement in the U.S. economy this year, and most of the causes and benefits that go with that. Unfortunately, the group ...
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Durable Goods So Bad That They Are Good for the Markets

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its reading for durable goods in the month of February. Before getting into the nitty-gritty, and before showing how negative this number is, investors ...
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China Growth to Drop Below 7% as Economic Risks of Pollution Grow

New comments from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) say that the agency believes China's gross domestic product (GDP) will grow 7.0% this year and 6.9% in 2016. What ...
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GDP Revision Lower but Still Better Than Expected

The U.S. Commerce Department has released the preliminary reading for real gross domestic product (GDP) growth in the fourth quarter of 2014 at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 2.2%. This ...
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Finally, a Good Durable Goods Report

The U.S. Commerce Department has released its durable goods reading for the month of January. While this number is highly volatile, despite the direction of the economy, the headline number ...
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Moody’s: Low Oil Prices Will Not Help Global Growth

A drop in crude prices will not help global growth. So says Moody's Investor Services. The research firm's analysts claim the reason is simple: too much of the world's economy is ...
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