Fastest-Growing Cities Primarily in the South and West

The South and West continue to have the fastest-growing cities in the United States, according to new population estimates for cities and towns released by the U.S. Census Bureau.

Among the 15 cities or towns with the largest numeric gains
between 2017 and 2018, eight were in the…

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Strong Economic Growth Surprises Experts

The economy grew faster in the first three months of the year than economists were expecting.

According to new data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis Real
gross domestic product (GDP) increased at an annual rate of 3.2 percent in
the first quarter of 2019.

That’s much…

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U.S. Trade Deficit with China Declined in February

Here’s some good news about the U.S. economy: America’s trade deficit with China decreased by a big 28% in February, according to new data from the Commerce Department.

Economists had expected the US/China deficit to widen in
February. The surprise good news prompted many of them…

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How Economic Growth Varies by State

The economy has grown mightily in recent quarters, overall. But not all states share equally in the bounty. Some new data from the government illustrates this point.

Real gross domestic product (GDP) increased in 49 states and
the District of Columbia in the third quarter of 2018, according to statistics…

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