Economy Watch Weekly: First-Quarter Metrics Point to Slower Start

As economic metrics for the first few months of the year start to trickle in, the figures seem to suggest the U.S. economy is off to a slower start in 2017. Economy Editor Dees Stribling discusses some of these metrics, including GDP, consumer confidence and hotel occupancy.

CPERadioAs first-quarter metrics start to trickle in, the figures seem to indicate the U.S. economy is off to a slower start this year. U.S. real GDP grew a modest 0.7 percent in the first quarter, down from the 2.1 percent seen in the fourth quarter of 2016. Economy Editor Dees Stribling discusses these metrics and more, for the week ending April 28. 2017.