Archives for November 2012

Mixed Economic Signals: Better GDP & Housing vs. Worse Corporate Earnings

By now it's clear that this will not be an easy economic recovery. For every two steps forward we take one step back, as this week's mixed economic signals show. On one hand, it was good to see improved GDP growth figures announced Friday. The U.S. economy grew at a better-than-expected 2 percent annual rate in the third quarter, the Commerce Department announced. That's up from a 1.3 percent growth rate in the second quarter. The improvement was driven in part by greater consumer spending, but also … [Read more...]