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Updated: July 21, 2014

Quarterly commentary on the advance estimate of the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ GDP report.

What Is Manufacturing and Where Does It Happen?: The U.S. Should Reconsider Plans to Mask Trade Deficit by Reclassifying Factoryless Production and Contract Manufacturing | 12:43 pm, July 21, 2014
U.S. statistical agencies have proposed major changes to the definitions of manufacturing and services that would fundamentally change our understanding of what manufacturing is and how it affects the economy. Specifically, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued …

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