Economy in the Spotlight

By Ray Pinard | May 15, 2013

An interesting article by Vicki Needham, republished on the Friends of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce web site.

With Congress wrapping business for the week, eyes can turn to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which will examine the latest economic growth data from the first three months of the year and chat with economists about what the business community can expect on the policy front.

Growth came in at 2.5 percent in the first quarter on the first estimate, which was slightly below expectations. Jobs growth has been revised upward and could signal an uptick in the economic expansion.

There’s bound to be plenty of chatter about the $80 billion sequester, which many economists are saying will become a lead weight on jobs and growth just as it becomes too warm outside to want to wear a suit coat.

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