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Jon Talton

Analysis and commentary on economic news, trends and issues, with an emphasis on Seattle and the Northwest.

Category: Economy
February 28, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Vote: A new slowdown?

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen testified this week that the central bank is concerned about data showing a weaker economy than it had expected this year. Today, the government reported that gross domestic product grew at a revised annual rate of only 2.4 percent in the fourth quarter of last year, compared with the initial…

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December 20, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Reasons for caution about the leap in GDP

The final revision for gross domestic product growth in the third quarter is a roaring 4.1 percent. Talk about a hot summer. This is the second-best performance in the measure of all goods and services produced by the economy since the end of the recession. But happy days may not be here again.

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