- Economic Activity and Labor Markets: What Exactly Is a Recessionï¿½and Are We in One? Shenk, Michael // Economic Trends (07482922);Nov2008, p11
The article provides definition of recession and evaluates on whether the U.S. is experiencing it. The term is commonly referred to the period of two consecutive quarterly declines in real gross domestic product (GDP). It also means a significant decline in economic activity spread across the...
- Chicago Fed Index Rose to +0.39 in Dec. Siegel, Gary E. // Bond Buyer;1/27/2005, Vol. 351 Issue 32058, p2
Reports on the increase in Chicago Fed National Activity Index in the market. Indication of an above-trend growth of the index; Contribution of the production-related indicators to the index; Inclusion of a weighted average of indicators of national economic activity in the index.
- Leading Indicators Fall 0.2% in December. Siegel, Gary E. // Bond Buyer;1/22/2008, Vol. 363 Issue 32799, p2
The article reports on the status of the composite index of leading economic indicators in the U.S. for December 2007. According to the Conference Board, the composite index fell 0.2% for the month. The latest data suggest that growth could remain slow, and possibly be even a little slower in...
- Business and the Environment: Is There More to the Story? Shaw, Jane S. // Business Economics;Jan2005, Vol. 40 Issue 1, p40
Actions taken to improve the environment are frequently good for profits, but many executives, including economists, are not fully aware of just how good business's environmental record is. As a result, they often have difficulty responding to critics. This article will present three major...
- Leading Indicators Fell 0.3% in October. Siegel, Gary E. // Bond Buyer;11/19/2004, Vol. 350 Issue 32014, p2
Highlights the U.S. Conference Board report which showed that the composite index of leading economic indicators (LEI) was 0.3% in October 2004. Coincident index; Lagging index; Increase in three of the 10 indicators that comprise the LEI in October 2004.
- A temporary 4th quarter lull. Thredgold, Jeff // Enterprise/Salt Lake City;2/6/2006, Vol. 35 Issue 32, p9
The article expresses views on the slow economic growth in the United States from October to December 2005. Lack of incentives to buy new cars is one of the factors that lead to slow economic growth. Economic growth rate has declined from 2004 to 2005. According to a survey conducted by the...
- The Three Rs of Election Year Economics: Recovery, Rhetoric, and 'Rithmetic. DeLisle, James R. // Appraisal Journal;Spring2004, Vol. 72 Issue 2, p101
Reports on the economic indicators in the U.S. during the 2004 election year. Rate of economic growth; Status of employment; Inflation and interest rates.
- Adding it al up. Perna, Nicholas S. // Fairfield County Business Journal;11/172003, Vol. 42 Issue 46, p38
Discusses factors contributing to the growth of the U.S. economy during the third quarter of 2003. Rise of gross domestic product (GDP); Reasons for growth to continue at a higher pace; Low interest rates; Risks to economic forecasts; Potential problem arising from the fact that Americans face...
- Made in USA: A Big Slump. Roach, Stephen // Newsweek (Pacific Edition);12/25/2006 (Pacific Edition), Vol. 148/149 Issue 26/1, p43
The article discusses the possibility that economic growth in the United States could slow in 2007. The author believes that the housing slump in the United States could have repercussions on other aspects of the economy. The article examines the impact of economic slowdown or recession in the...