United States Economy

Standard & Poor's lowered its outlook for the nation's long-term debt amid concerns about the handling of the federal deficit and increasing debt along with the uncertain political debate regarding the country's fiscal problems.

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The Federal Reserve is closely watching inflation trends to gauge its impact on the United States economy, according to Fed Chairman Ben S. Bernanke.
The United States economy annual GDP growth figures for 2010.
President Barack Obama outlined his vision for cutting $4 trillion dollars from the United States deficit

The United States economy grew for the 7th straight quarter, although the rate of growth was disappointing.  The slowdown in the growth of real GDP in the first quarter of 2011 showed that the economy is not gaining momentum, dampening prospects for a meaningful reduction in unemployment in the near future.


What to do about the federal budget deficit?

Cut spending only
45% (243 votes)
Raise taxes only
4% (24 votes)
Both cut spending and raise taxes
44% (234 votes)
Let it be
6% (34 votes)
Total votes: 535

United States Economy

Rising demand for corn and a reduction in United States corn reserves could lead to higher food prices in 2011.

If there is no budget deal between the House, Senate and the President, the government may shutdown this weekend. This already has had ramifications for the United States economy, but it could further exacerbate the situation.

The United States economy grew in the 4th quarter of 2010 with contributions from the American consumer and American exports abroad. The economy's real GDP growth rate was revised higher than reported in an earlier estimate.

From the list below it is quite plain to see why the California economy is in such trouble. Fourteen of the twenty worst county economies in the United States is in the state of California. In fact, it is not only California's economy that's on this list from the western portion of the county, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico also have at least one entry in this list.

The United States and Japan have been the first and second largest economies in the world since the early 1970s. But this year, there was a change with China taking over the position occupied for so long by Japan.

The United States economy is predicted to have stroner growth in the months ahead based on positive signs in January 2011 in an index that measures the strength of the U.S. economy.

The number of illegal immigrants did not change in 2010, staying at its 2009 figure, according to a study.

Economists are glad to see nuggets of good news in the January 2011 jobs report to be optimistic about the near term outlook for the United States economy.

United States Economy

Virginia entered the top 10 list
Although the two best economies in the world have not changed, there has been some movement in the ranks below one and two in recent years. In 2009 Ca
Real gross domestic product (GDP) of the United States was revised higher by the U.S. Department of Commerce for the 3rd quarter of 2010. The higher f
CEOs at America's top firms expect sales and job growth next year, according to survey the the Business Roundtable
With job creation increasing in 41 states in October, it seems that payrolls are stabilizing across the country.
The United States' bailout of Wall Street two years ago has netted the government a healthy return
The 10 largest metropolitan GDPs in the United States are part of 16 U.S. states.
The United States economy grew in the second quarter of 2010, although significantly less than the first quarter.
IMF increases its world economic growth forecast, says policy stimulus has helped spur growth around the world in 2010.
The private sector added 83,000 jobs in June 2010
Many economists feel 2010 will be a slow growth year
Real and nominal GDP increase in the first quarter of 2010
He thinks a sustainable recovery is close at hand
This number is up 11,000 from the previous week
CBO believes federal deficit will be reduced by current healthcare reforms