Imports point to soft fourth-quarter growth but firmer spending

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bobber1956 wrote:

“gives a positive signal for consumer spending” I does not signal increased comsumer spending, it signals a shift in spending from domestic to imports. How is that positive for the American producer/worker and the economy? What are you doing Reuters backing our demise like obama is orchestrating it?

Jan 11, 2013 9:22am EST  --  Report as abuse
BlueOkie wrote:

Liberal viewpoint. We are going further in debt, but we are spending more. Why is that goodnews????

Jan 11, 2013 9:43am EST  --  Report as abuse
jrj906202 wrote:

The key to America’s resurgence is continued consumer spending.Only 70% of the economy is dependent on consumer spending.Hopefully we can get it up to 100%.We don’t need to produce anything,except more houses.We can just let the Fed print up whatever currency we need,to buy anything we want,from those crazy Chinese,that continue accepting our fiat Dollars for their real goods.Go America!Right on big govt fascists!Thank you Obama!

Jan 11, 2013 12:09pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Are we surprised…tick tock…you voted for this…

Jan 11, 2013 12:25pm EST  --  Report as abuse
byrond2 wrote:

The Great Depression lasted a whole decade and had its ups and downs. The Great Recession is not over. Just hope it doesn’t turn into another depression. And regardless, recessions occur about every five years, so we’re just about due for another one. So, since we never really recovered from the Great Recession, will a new recession on the back of the Great Recession equal a depression? Cumulative effect.

Jan 11, 2013 1:01pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Regular wrote:

Simply put, the more we Americans purchase the ‘American products’ like iPhone and iPad, the wider the trade deficits going to be.

Jan 11, 2013 1:11pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Mott wrote:

Nice positive spin on the record monthly trade gap and related spiraling deficit.

Jan 11, 2013 2:58pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

byrond2
Who’s responsible for that??? The guy driving the boat. How did that stimulus work our for us…tick tock…

Jan 11, 2013 4:51pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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