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Rick Davis is President of Consumers Metrics Institute (CMI).  CMI revolutionizes ways in which economic data is collected and published, by moving the methodologies and technologies involved into the twenty-first century.  First, CMI moved as far 'up-stream' economically as ... more

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BEA Revises 4th Quarter 2018 GDP Growth Downward To 2.16%
In their final estimate of the US GDP for the fourth quarter of 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the US economy was growing at a +2.16% annual rate, down -0.42 percentage points (pp) from their previous estimate.
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US BEA Estimates 4th Quarter 2018 GDP Growth At 2.58%
Household disposable income was reported to be up +$381 per annum on a quarter over quarter basis, and the household savings rate was reported to be 6.7% (up +0.3pp from the prior quarter).
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BEA Revised 3rd Quarter 2018 GDP Slightly Downward To 3.36%
In their third and final estimate of the US GDP for the third quarter of 2018, the BEA reported that the US economy was growing at a +3.36% annual rate, down -0.14% from their previous estimate and down -0.80% from the prior quarter.
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BEA Leaves 3rd Quarter 2018 GDP Unchanged At 3.50%
In their second estimate of the US GDP for the third quarter of 2018, the BEA reported that the US economy was growing at a +3.50% annual rate, up +0.01% from their previous estimate but still down -0.66% from the prior quarter.
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BEA Estimates 3rd Quarter 2018 GDP Growth At 3.49%
In their first ("preliminary") estimate of the US GDP for the third quarter of 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the US economy was growing at a +3.49% annual rate, down -0.67% from the prior quarter.
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BEA Leaves 2nd Quarter 2018 GDP Growth Essentially Unchanged At 4.16%
In their third (and final) estimate of the US GDP for the second quarter of 2018, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported that the US economy was growing at a +4.16% annual rate.
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