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Slow Q1 GDP Growth Means What?

Financial FAQs

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, according to the “advance” estimate released by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. 590 more words

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Consumption Trends (Part I)

Pre-liberalization period

After independence in 1947, in 1951 the First Five Year Plan was introduced which mainly focused on the development of the primary sector. The Second Five Year Plan largely emphasised on government led industrialization. 851 more words

Chief Economist's Weekly Briefing - Belt tightening

UK retail sales fell in the first three months of the year, the first quarterly fall since 2013. With rising prices squeezing their incomes, it looks as if consumers have decided to tighten their belts. 792 more words

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Alberta consumer spending down in first quarter: Moneris

Spending in Canada grew by nearly 3.5 per cent in the first quarter of this year, but Alberta was not part of that upward trend. 125 more words


Parents Will Spend Average of $233,610 Raising a Child Born in 2015 – USDA Report

Parents Will Spend Average of $233,610 Raising a Child Born in 2015 – USDA Report
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the 2015 Expenditures on Children by Families report, also known as “The Cost of Raising a Child.” The report, developed by economists at USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP), estimates that for a child born in 2015, a middle-income married-couple family will spend between $12,350 and $13,900 annually (in 2015 dollars), or $233,610 from birth through age 17, on child-rearing expenses. 146 more words


My Life for Shoes

Much like many American women today, I have a healthy (or not so healthy) affinity for shoes. A few years ago I had upwards of 150 pairs of shoes, and believe me when I say, I loved every pair. 1,068 more words


Gauging Consumer Financial Health

Over the past few years, consumer spending has been relatively robust even as the overall economy has maintained a fairly lackluster growth rate of just above 2%.  924 more words

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