Posts Tagged ‘gdp’

Steady Gains in Retail Sales Hint at Broader Growth

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By Covering Business   October 19, 2012

Retail sales are up about 5% over last year. Here’s what it means for the economy.

Economic Consequences of Rising Medical Costs

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By Covering Business   March 15, 2012

The Congressional Budget Office explains how higher health-care costs have affected the economy.

Stretching the Social Safety Net

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By Covering Business   March 14, 2012

The government projects how cutbacks to Medicare and Social Security would affect costs and benefits.

Amid Signs of Growth, Concern Over 2012

By Covering Business   December 15, 2011

The economy is showing hints of life, but economists have not ruled out another recession.