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  • Economy Watch: Investment in Non-Residential Structures Gains in Q2

    By D.C. Stribling, Contributing Editor Investment in non-residential U.S. structures increased at a 5.2 percent annualized pace during the second quarter of 2017, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported on Monday. That’s a marked change from early last year, when the pace of non-residential investment was dragged down due to a

    National 08 August 2017 13:19
  • Economy Watch: U.S. GDP Edges Up in Q1

    A 1.4 percent increase in U.S. real GDP for the first quarter of the year was down from the growth seen in the fourth quarter of 2016, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis. But consumers remain confident about the state of the U.S. economy.

    National 29 June 2017 14:30
  • Economy Watch: Americans Earn More, Spend More in April

    The month's increase in personal income was mainly because of a boost in private wages and salaries, the BEA reported. This bodes well for the wider economy, and potentially for retail sales.

    National 31 May 2017 14:18
  • Economy Watch: Office, Hotel Investment Has Recovered; Retail Has Not

    In the first quarter of this year, non-residential investment increased at an annualized rate of 9.4 percent, according to Bureau of Economic Analysis data. And while the hotel and office sectors have more-or-less recovered to their pre-recession levels, the retail category is facing challenges.

    National 03 May 2017 12:52
  • 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.

    National 02 May 2017 14:02
  • Economy Watch: US Economy Turns in Sluggish First Quarter

    U.S. real GDP increased only 0.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017, compared with 2.1 percent in last year's fourth quarter. Commercial real estate investment also took a hit as lenders likely were more cautious to start off the year.

    National 01 May 2017 19:44
  • Economy Watch Weekly: GDP, Construction Spending Take a Hit

    Ahead of the latest employment numbers, Economy Editor Dees Stribling weighs in on two economic indicators impacting the commercial real estate industry, for the week ending March 3, 2017. http://internal.cpexecutive.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/EconomyWatchPodcast-3.7.17.mp3

    National 07 March 2017 14:14