2016 Economic Year in Review and 2017 Basic Economic Projection

     This is the first of three year-end articles.  This piece will focus on the last 12 months of economic growth along with the upcoming projections of the LEIs and CEIs offered by the Conference Board.  The conclusion is that the next 6-12 months are looking fairly positive.  In the next post, I’ll analyze potential problems that might negatively impact the US economy while in the third, I’ll look at potential international problem areas.      GDP grew weakly at the beginning of the year, only rising .8% in the 1st quarter and 1.4% in the second.  But it picked-up…

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2016 Economic Year in Review and 2017 Basic Economic Projection