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Global growth is the weakest since the financial crisis

Analysts expect that 230,000 jobs were created in April

The International Monetary Fund has once again downgraded its assessment of the world economy through 2015. This is why.

The data help bolster hopes that the country’s long-simmering economic recovery is becoming self-sustaining.

Yesterday we learned that the US. economy came to a standstill during the first quarter. Now some analysts are saying it actually shrank.

The nation's gross domestic product expanded at a meager 0.1 percent annual rate in the first quarter -- well below forecasts -- potentially renewing concerns about the sustainability of the recovery.

Here's why new revisions to economic growth data point to a stronger holiday shopping season and more flush consumers.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 20, 2013
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As the economics profession becomes far more worried about growth, Washington is becoming less worried, or at least more fatalistic.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Dec 6, 2013
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Look to Friday morning's job report for a better sense of where the economy is going, not the latest GDP revisions.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Dec 5, 2013
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Third-quarter GDP details are in. The news is not great.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Nov 7, 2013
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The consensus is that a one week shutdown will cost us about 0.1 to 0.2 points of growth this quarter. That's not a lot, but it's not nothing either.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Oct 3, 2013
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How animal consumption rises with gross domestic product, in one chart.

The government is suddenly assuming unfunded pension promises will come true. That makes America's retirement plan look better than it is.

To market-watchers, the new numbers on the U.S. economy are a "Huge Beat." Here's why we should find them depressing.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 31, 2013
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How is the economy really doing halfway through the year? Here are the ups and downs, in chart form.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jul 1, 2013
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Think tankers find that healthcare and tax reform do their job.

Spending, inventory, and other investment are helping. The government is hurting.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 26, 2013
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Sigh. The new GDP report shows yet another blech quarter for the U.S. economy.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 26, 2013
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Analysts expect Friday's GDP number to show a nice bump to 3.1 percent growth. But it will be weaker than the headlines make it seem.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 25, 2013
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When you change the accounting, research and development and creative fields contribute more to the economy than we realized.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Apr 22, 2013
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