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Economy Shrinks Due to Military Cuts

Simplecaveman Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 1:53 PM
And don't forget those shovel-ready jobs, right? It was a smashing success.
Simplecaveman Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 2:00 PM
Even Barry said the jobs weren't as shovel-ready as they could have been.
A release from the Bureau of Economic Analysis today surprised analysts when the top-line number showed that the economy shrunk in the last quarter of 2013 by a slight 0.1%. While small, it was unexpected. This marks the first time the American economy has shrunk since the end of the 2008 recession.

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States -- decreased at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 (that is, from the third quarter to the...