Tag: GDP

Common Cents

Some Common Cents for July 8th 2016

This morning, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released the Employment Situation report for June 2016. It was pretty good, as the economy apparently created 287K net new jobs last month. That number is even better…

Common Cents

Some Common Cents for August 28th 2015

Not long ago, my father and I were talking about McDonald’s, and the reasons for that company’s declining market position, or at least the perception of it. He threw out the oft-given explanations, things like changing…

Common Cents

Some Common Cents for July 31, 2015

  This week, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced the US economy grew at a 2.3% annualized rate during 2Q 2015. It made all sorts of revisions to previous estimates, bringing up 1Q 2015 GDP…

Thought Leadership

2Q 2014 GDP Numbers are in…

This morning the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) announced the US economy grew at a 4.0% annual rate during the 2nd Quarter of 2014. This was better than expected. Further, it revised the 1st Quarter number to -2.1%…