GDP and the Economy: Preliminary Estimates for the Fourth Quarter of 2006
Real GDP increased 2.2 percent after increasing 2.0 percent, reflecting a downturn in imports and accelerations in consumer spending, in exports, and in Federal, state, and local government spending. Real disposable personal income increased 5.3 percent after increasing 3.2 percent.
Federal Budget Estimates for Fiscal Year 2008
Each year, BEA prepares estimates of Federal Government current receipts and expenditures that are based on the proposed Budget of the U.S. Government. The analysis of these translated estimates can be used to gauge the effects of the Federal budget on U.S. economic activity.
Research and Development Activities of U.S. Multinational Companies: Preliminary Results From the 2004 Benchmark Survey
In 1999–2004, R&D expenditures of U.S. multinational companies grew at a 4-percent average annual rate after growing at a 7-percent rate in 1994–99. The R&D employment of these companies was 998,000 in 2004, up from 770,000 in 1999.
Research Spotlight: The Internal Markets of Multinational Firms
The authors summarized their recent studies of the internal markets of multinational corporations. Their research was based on BEA’s firm-level international data, available through a program that allows researchers to work at BEA as special sworn employees.
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Per Capita State Personal Income for 2006. These estimates, together with the estimates of state personal income for the fourth quarter, will be published in the April Survey.
U.S. International Transactions for 2006. The estimates of these transactions in the current account, the capital account, and the financial account will also be published in the April Survey.