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October 28, 1992 | JONATHAN PETERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. economy, long an albatross for President Bush's reelection hopes, grew at an unexpectedly brisk 2.7% annual pace between July and September, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday, sparking elation in the President's campaign but doubt among some economists that the tempo will be sustained. The third-quarter figures on gross domestic product--the last overall report card on the economy before the Nov.
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NEWS
February 22, 1992 | CAROL J. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a symbolic farewell to an age of prosperity scuttled by civil war, black marketeers line up by the hundreds along Vojvoda Stepe Embankment to flag down hard-currency customers by waving thick wads of dinars. The jobless money traders, victims of the Yugoslav conflict that has destroyed half a century of development, are standard-bearers in the Balkans' collective march backward to poverty, lawlessness and crude barter.
BUSINESS
March 27, 1992 | From Associated Press
The economy edged up at an annual rate of just 0.4% in the final three months of last year, a pace that was weaker than previously believed, the government said Thursday. The Commerce Department report on the gross domestic product--the total amount of goods and services produced inside the country--showed that the economy slowed to a near-standstill at the end of last year after two quarters of very weak growth.
BUSINESS
September 24, 1999 | From Reuters
The 400 richest Americans are worth more than $1 trillion combined--and that tops the gross domestic product of China, Forbes magazine said Thursday. Ninety-eight of the richest 400 live in California. Bill Gates is still America's wealthiest, with a net personal worth of $85 billion, up from $59 billion last year. Microsoft Corp.'s founder and chairman, whose net worth briefly touched $100 billion in April, still has more money than the gross domestic product of the Philippines ($83.1 billion).
BUSINESS
August 18, 2004 | From Bloomberg News
Mexico's economy grew in the second quarter at its fastest pace since 2000 on resurgent demand from the U.S. for the country's electronics, oil and metals. Mexican gross domestic product, the broadest measure of output of goods and services, grew 3.9% from the same period last year after expanding 3.7% the previous quarter, the Finance Ministry said Tuesday. Mexico's economy expanded 1.2% from the first quarter in seasonally adjusted terms, the ministry said.
NEWS
January 28, 1995 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The nation's economy grew at a supercharged rate of 4.5% during the final three months of 1994, the government said Friday, increasing the likelihood that the Federal Reserve Board will push interest rates higher as early as next week. The economy gained 4% for all of 1994--its strongest showing since the end of Ronald Reagan's first term as President when it soared 6.2% in 1984. Inflation, in the meantime, remained below 3% for the year.
NATIONAL
February 4, 2010 | By Noam N. Levey
In a stark reminder of growing costs, the government has released a new estimate that healthcare spending grew to a record 17.3% of the U.S. economy last year, marking the largest one-year jump in its share of the economy since the government started keeping such records half a century ago. The almost $2.5 trillion spent in 2009 was $134 billion more than the previous year, when healthcare consumed 16.2% of the gross domestic product, according to...
BUSINESS
August 27, 1998 | Associated Press
Malaysia's gross domestic product contracted in the second quarter, officially putting the economy in its first recession since 1985, Finance Minister Anwar Ibrahim said. "It's negative," Anwar said, but he declined to elaborate. Malaysia's economy has averaged annual growth rates of more than 8% every year since 1987. Its economy contracted 1.8% in the first quarter.
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