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Spending on Treatment for Diseases and Medical Conditions

Spending on Treatment for Diseases and Medical Conditions

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Consumer Spending on Sugars and Sweets

Consumer Spending on Sugars and Sweets

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State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Health Care

State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Health Care

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State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Housing and Utilities

State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Housing and Utilities

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State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Groceries

State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Groceries

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State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Gasoline and Other Energy Goods

State Per Capita Consumer Spending on Gasoline and Other Energy Goods

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GDP and Ten Fastest-Growing Metro Areas in 2015

GDP and Ten Fastest-Growing Metro Areas in 2015

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Percent Change in Air Transportation Spending and Prices in Q2 2016

Percent Change in Air Transportation Spending and Prices in Q2 2016

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Percent Change in Travel and Tourism Spending and Prices in Q2 2016

Percent Change in Travel and Tourism Spending and Prices in Q2 2016

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Consumer Spending on Autos

Consumer Spending on Autos

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Regional Price Parities for Metro Areas in 2014

Regional Price Parities for Metro Areas in 2014

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Price Indexes for Personal Consumption Expenditures

Price Indexes for Personal Consumption Expenditures

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Real Gross Output by Industry in Q1 2016

Real Gross Output by Industry in Q1 2016

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Foreign Direct Investment and U.S. Businesses in 2015

Foreign Direct Investment and U.S. Businesses in 2015

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Percent Change in Real Personal Income in Metro Areas

Percent Change in Real Personal Income in Metro Areas

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Real Spending on Passenger Air Transportation

Real Spending on Passenger Air Transportation

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Earnings Growth Rates by State in Q1 2016

Earnings Growth Rates by State in Q1 2016

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  • A Look at Foreign Direct Investment
    • SEP 9, 2016
    • Patricia Abaroa talked about foreign direct investment in the United States and its impact on the United States and Connecticuts economies in a series of radio interviews for the Connecticut Business and Industry Associations annual economic conference.
  • How Consumers Are Faring Across States
    • AUG 22, 2014
    • Ian Mead and Mark Hamrick talked about two reports from the Bureau of Economic Analysis on U.S. household spending and economic wellbeing through the recession of the late 2000s and the subsequent recovery. They also spoke about the amount consumers spend by state and the quarterly statistics on the economic activity generated by each state.
    • Washington Journal
  • How America's Industries Impact the U.S. Economy
    • MAY 16, 2014
    • Erich Strassner of the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis and Gregory Ip of The Economist discuss a government report that analyzes gross domestic product (GDP) for 22 industry sectors on a quarterly basis.
    • Washington Journal
  • A Look at GDP and Ways to Measure Well-Being
    • APR 28, 2014
    • Gross domestic product, the total dollar value of goods and services sold in the U.S., has become fundamental to American economic policy. But there are other essential assets, qualities and conditions that GDP can't measure, like the health of the environment or society. Economics correspondent Paul Solman looks at another way of measuring progress that takes more of these variables into account.
    • PBS NewsHour
  • New Quarterly Industry Statistics
    • APR 17, 2014
    • Beginning April 25, BEA for the first time will start producing on a regular basis quarterly estimates of economic activity generated by 22 industries.
  • Consumer Spending Habits
    • DEC 27, 2013
    • Nicole Mayerhauser and Jim Tankersley talked about the history of American consumers' spending habits on goods and services. Topics included the effect on the gross domestic product and the economy overall, personal income and the savings rate, changes in consumer buying habits, and changes in consumer behavior since the recession of 2008-09. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
    • This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
  • What is the origin of GDP?
    • JUL 31, 2013
    • Steve Landefeld, director of the Commerce Department's Bureau of Economic Analysis, explains how the GDP became the most important measure of economic growth and how it has evolved.
  • Arts and entertainment now part of GDP act
    • JUL 31, 2013
    • The Commerce Department is now including creations in arts and entertainments industries -- such as books, music, and movies -- to calculate the nation's GDP. Using this formula, the GDP actually grew 2.8 percent last year, not the 2.2 percent that was originally reported. Anthony Mason reports.
  • Myths and Misperceptions about the U.S. Economy
    • MAR 29, 2013
    • Ryan Avent and Steve Landefeld talked about perceptions, misconceptions and myths about the U.S. economy. Topics included tax rates, federal spending and the debt, wages and income, off-shore and foreign ownership, and the nation’s economic standing in the world. They responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
    • Supplemental Information: View the slides from the broadcast
    • This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.
  • 2012 Earnings for Americans
    • FEB 1, 2013
    • Brent Moulton and Neil Irwin talked about the 2012 earnings report, the government’s first look at how much Americans earned, spent and saved in 2012, trends in personal income, spending and savings, and how Americans have fared since the recession of 2008-09. He also talked about how the government’s fiscal, tax and social policies have affected Americans' financial well-being.
    • Supplemental Information: View the slides from the broadcast
    • This program was part of C-SPAN’s regular Friday “America by the Numbers” series.

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