The current recovery marked its eighth birthday this summer - old by economic standards - but it is showing some unexpected vigor.
US second-quarter growth was revised upward to the fastest pace in two years on stronger household spending and a bigger gain in business investment, putting the economy on a stronger track, Commerce Department data showed Wednesday. Fallout from Hurricane Harvey may also trim third-quarter growth, though reconstruction is likely to help expansion in the following period.
President Donald Trump's administration has set a goal of 3 percent economic growth for the year, but some economists have said that's unlikely. There is no reason that we could not manage.
That could be a challenge, however, because of the country's aging workforce, slower population growth and low productivity gains.
The president also suggested that other economies overseas were growing at two or three times the U.S. rate. But earnings began to recover a year ago as crude prices stabilized, and exporters are getting a boost because the dollar has weakened since early 2017.
Investment by businesses also improved to growth of 6.9 percent, reflecting higher spending on structures, equipment and intellectual property.
The government's data reflects all purchases, whatever the retail channel, which explains why malls and street-level stores may be suffering even as consumers become more bullish and the broader economy powers ahead.
The Canadian dollar surged more than 1 per cent against its US counterpart on Thursday after data showing the strongest economic growth rate in almost six years, boosting chances of another interest rate hike from the Bank of Canada. This gives the US its strongest quarter since 2015.
Besides wild cards like Hurricane Harvey's impact on the Gulf Coast, and political uncertainty about issues like tax reform and a possible increase in infrastructure spending, traders are also keeping an eye on the Federal Reserve.
This second estimate is much better than the first (+2.6 per cent), is higher than the expectations of analysts (2.7 per cent).
Still, construction activity rose 2.0 per cent in the month of June, partly due to the end of a construction strike in Quebec.
At a speech last week in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Yellen focused mostly on the continuing need for regulation, rather than the outlook for growth, but she did term the current economy "strong".
The more robust GDP reading reflected stronger consumer spending and business investment, offset in part by a steeper pullback in spending by state and local governments.
"There seems to be no stopping Canada of late, as above-expected growth in Q2 led to the best four-quarter growth performance since 2006", TD senior economist Brian DePratto said in a note to investors.
"The data do not change fundamentally the picture of an economy that continues to grow at a modest pace in year-on-year with a GDP rise of 2.2% in the second quarter", commented economists from Barclays.
The missiles did not pose a threat to North America nor to the USA territory of Guam, said the Pacific Command. Pyongyang fired three short-range ballistic missiles from the Kangwon province, the US Pacific Command said .
The government only defaults if it fails to make that interest payment, and we have more than enough money to make that payment. Congress must raise the debt ceiling by mid-October to prevent the federal government from defaulting on its obligations.
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Fargo Chief of Police David Todd said the baby was discovered while investigators executed a search warrant at the residence. They had previously been arrested when a two-day-old baby, believed to be Greywind's daughter, was found in their apartment.
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That could choke off access to NY debt markets and substantially raise the likelihood of Venezuela being forced into default. The new sanctions would also put more sway on the view that Venezuela is under military threat by President Trump.
But, as the votes polled in the booths of the slum clusters started coming into the picture, the AAP widened its margin. On Monday, the Congress led in the first seven rounds of counting, winning in the rural parts of the constituency.
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Detroit cleanup hitter and 11-time All-Star Miguel Cabrera and NY catcher Austin Romine were tossed after a sixth-inning brawl. With Frazier being restrained, it seemed that the focus turned to the tense argument between Brett Gardner and Jose Iglesias.
Taylor Swift Crushes YouTube's 24-Hour Record
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Australia on ropes in first Test in Dhaka
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Berkeley Protests Over, Police Defend Handling
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Cease-fire declared along Syrian-Lebanese border
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Ronda Rousey And Travis Browne Get Married Tonight
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16 people killed in airstrikes in Yemeni capital
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Man shot dead after stabbing troops in Brussels
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Percent of Americans See Trump as Divider, Poll Finds
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California national monuments team Trump may scrap
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