gross domestic product
May 30, 2013 — Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.4 percent annual rate in the first quarter, the government reports. At one point, economists thought growth was closer to 3 percent in the first three months of the year.
Apr 26, 2013 — Growth was a bit weaker than economists expected, but was well above fourth-quarter 2012's weak 0.4 percent increase. The first-quarter figure is likely to be revised in coming months, perhaps closer to the 3.2 percent growth economists were expecting.
Feb 28, 2013 — The economy barely grew in the fourth quarter of 2012, the government now says. But that's better than what it thought before — that the economy had contracted. Meanwhile, the number of people applying for jobless benefits fell last week.
Jan 30, 2013 — The economy had not contracted in any quarter since the spring of 2009. Among the reasons why there wasn't growth in the last three months of 2012: steep cuts in defense spending.
Oct 26, 2012 — The news is sure to be a hot topic on the campaign trail as President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney push to the Nov. 6 election.
Jul 27, 2012 — Economic growth slowed in the second quarter. We look at just how the U.S. economy breaks down into goods and services.
Jul 27, 2012 — The nation's gross domestic product grew at a 1.5 percent annual rate, the Bureau of Economic Analysis estimates, down from a 2 percent pace in the first quarter.
Apr 27, 2012 — That's down from the 3 percent pace in fourth-quarter 2011, but is still better than the 1.7 percent growth for all of last year. And there was strong growth in consumer spending — a key driving force for the economy.
Oct 27, 2011 — While modest, the 2.5 percent pace is the best growth since third-quarter 2010. And the news eases recession fears.
Sep 29, 2011 — The economy's growth was slow, but slightly better than previously thought. And unemployment insurance claims dipped last week to their lowest level since early April.