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Commercial real estate outlook shining brighter

...contributed about $376 billion to the U.S. gross domestic product, $120 billion in personal earnings and 2.8...are expected to rise from 4 to 4.1 percent."Gross domestic product should expand closer to 3 percent for the remainder...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2014-08-15/commercial-
The real tax problem

...compliance and collection costs, the corporate income tax produces very little revenue ? just 1.8 percent of gross domestic product in 2013.We agree with the conclusion of the National Bureau of Economic Research's recent report "Simulating...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-08-03/real-tax-problem
U.S. power vacuum emboldens Putin

...convinced of the value of our goals. Has our leadership been faulty?While we have spent nearly 5 percent of gross domestic product for our superior military, the Europeans have drawn down to maybe 1.5 percent of GDP for their defense.One...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/letters/2014-08-03/us-power-vacuum-embolden
Starving the beast: Can a tax revolt save America?

...and the beast consumed it with a ravenous hunger. Government spending, as measured by its percentage of the gross domestic product, was no better at the end of Reagan's term than it was at the end of Carter's ? approximately 21 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/damon-cline/2014-08-04/starving-b
US economy grew at strong 4 percent rate

...when they forecast an annual growth rate of around 3 percent.The second quarter's 4 percent growth in the gross domestic product - the economy's total output of goods and services - was the best showing since a 4.5 percent increase in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-30/us-economy-grew-strong-4-p
Rediscovery: Monetary policy often is not sufficient to spark economy

...every student also is taught that this action may not be adequate to assure a boost in economic activity, in gross domestic product or in employment. In short, it may fail miserably to lift business investment, such as expenditures on new plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-07-27/rediscovery-mone
If other countries sneeze, will US catch a cold? An expert's case for US recession next year

...emerging markets. That would speed economic growth because such capital expenditures, even if wasteful, add to gross domestic product. But Levy has said the world already has spent too much expanding capacity to produce things, and the optimists...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-07-22/if-other-countries-sneeze-
Just blowing smoke

...Commerce estimates the rules will kill more than 220,000 American jobs per year, reduce the country's annual gross domestic product by $50 billion and cost consumers $289 billion in higher electricity costs.And for what? The EPA's own estimates...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/editorials/2014-06-05/just-blowing-smoke
US consumer spending down 0.1 percent in April

...boost consumer confidence and spending in the coming months, driving overall economic growth as measured by the gross domestic product. Some analysts say GDP growth could hit an annual rate of 4 percent in the second quarter and top 3 percent in...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-05-30/us-consumer-spending-down-
Is the private sector supposed to serve only government? Of course not

...economic impact costs total approximately $1.9 trillion annually, a sizeable quantity when compared to our annual gross domestic product of $16 trillion. This results in a remarkable comparative relationship of such costs amounting to one-eighth...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2014-05-24/private-sector-s