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For Democrats, The Weak GDP Report May Have Silver Linings. Maybe.
Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 7:00am

At first glance, Friday's report on economic growth looked dismal. But most of the GDP trouble centered on weak inventory accumulation this spring. As companies restock this fall, growth may rebound.

U.S. Economy Grew By Just 1.2 Percent During 2nd Quarter
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 11:25am

While consumers continue to spend, business investment was down, suggesting that companies are growing nervous about the future.

The Economy And Politics Of 1968: Now Playing In Reruns
Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:33am

Both 1968 and 2016 can be seen as good years for the economy. And yet both may be remembered for their extreme political discontent. Shouldn't good economic times make us less cranky? Apparently, not.

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