Numbers & The Economy

What do numbers have to say about the state of the economy? It may depend on which numbers you look at.

With gas near $4.00 a gallon, food prices going through the roof, salaries being slashed and the U.S. labor force losing 60,000 jobs in May...economists say the economy is stagnating.

There's no question many people are being impacted by those numbers. But I found some other interesting numbers to consider when looking at the economy. Try 100-million dollars. That's how much money Sex and the City & Indiana Jones both brought in during their debut weekend.

So what does all of this mean? That's the question I would like you to answer. Analysts say with everything going on in the economy, consumers will keep retrenching...but some numbers would seem indicate otherwise. What do you think?

 

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  • by Terry Location: Washington on Jun 10, 2008 at 03:07 AM
    h the fuel prices going higher and higher most businesses are able to pass some of the cost on to their customers by charging more for the products they provide. The result is that the average person is paying more for everything and his/her pay is not going up to match the increases. Ultimately we will have to stop doing anything that is not a necessity and that will place the death blow to the economy.
  • by Robert Location: stella NC on Jun 7, 2008 at 06:19 PM
    It appears the politictions trade agreement has costs our country good paying jobs while they get rich .
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