January 10, 2012 Dean Baker, co-director of the Center for Economic Policy Research, explains why GDP per capita, the total GDP of a country divided by the number of people in the country, is such a controversial measure.
December 22, 2011 While that news points to a still sluggish economy, there's also word of another downward tick in first-time claims for jobless benefits — a welcome sign. Claims are running at their lowest level since the spring of 2008.
Are these tomatoes part of GDP? It depends.
October 28, 2011 It's an important indicator, but there's a lot it doesn't tell you.
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October 27, 2011 How do you measure the whole economy in one number? In the first of a series of videos we're doing with Slate, Adam Davidson goes shopping with economist Simon Johnson to find out the answer.
September 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.
August 26, 2011 That's slightly less than the last estimate and well below the level associated with a healthy economy. The government says exports and inventories expanded less than it previously thought.
August 3, 2011 Of all the ways to bring down government deficits and make the national debt more manageable, economic growth is by far the most pleasant. But growth is stalling.
Residents survey wreckage in Pratt City, Ala. just north of downtown Birmingham, on Wednesday, April 27, 2011.
April 28, 2011 Severe storms and tornadoes killed scores of people in southern states on Wednesday and early Thursday; Britain revoked the royal wedding invitation for Syria's ambassador; 1st quarter GDP results released today.
October 29, 2010 U.S. GDP grows 2% in third quarter
August 16, 2010 China's economy appears to have surpassed Japan's for good and is on track to top the U.S. by 2030. China is helped by being a developing economy with plenty of room to expand while the mature U.S. economy appears poised for slower growth.
August 13, 2010 German 2nd Qtr GDP Grew 2.2%, Boosting Euro Zone
March 2, 2010 Jamaica and Barbados have taken different economic paths. Alex Blumberg visits schools in both countries to see what that means.
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