US GDP for 2012

The latest, updated GDP figures for 2012 for the United States are here.

For my Global Marketing and Management students, try to make some sense of the announcement. It’s written differently than what you’ll read on a news site (Yahoo, Reuters, NYT).

It’s important to learn how to interpret information like this from a source that’s upstream from the news. Once you’ve tried to understand it, compare your understanding to this article.

Ask yourself: why did the journalist highlight certain parts of the report, and not others? Could the “story” of this data told differently? Contrast with this article, which is based on the same data.

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