U.S. Economy: Retail sales, industrial output exceed forecasts
Retail sales and industrial production in the U.S. climbed more than forecast in April, indicating the economic recovery gained momentum at the start of the second quarter.
Washington moves up on CEO list of best states for business
Puget Sound Business Journal
Washington moved up 10 spots on a list of CEOs’ best states to do business – the biggest gain of any state – but only jumped to number 30 on the list.
Look into the first quarter of 2010 results and trends for the economy and small business
Small Business Administration
Real gross domestic product increased at an annualized 3.2 percent in the first quarter of 2010, its third quarter of positive growth and a sign of continued economic recovery. Overall output was buoyed by higher expenditures across the board, as consumers and businesses began to spend again.
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