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US economy advancing at steady pace fuelled by robust consumer spending

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The U.S. economy advanced at a steady pace in the last months of 2013, growth that was fueled by robust consumer spending. The government's Commerce Department said Thursday the world's largest economy grew 3.2%t in the October-to-December period, following a 4.1% advance in the third quarter. Read full article


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  • CabezaDura2

    It would be all OK so long as the American households are not borrowing their way into mass consumption again

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 03:02 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    Good to see you came back.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 03:54 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    2) Conodorito are things going ?
    Not entirely the old CD. I will have to be much more surgical this time...

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 05:26 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Condorito

    All good here in Elqui thx.
    Good idea, use a surgical knife to cut through the Argie-baiting to get to the heart of the argument.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 07:45 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • reality check

    All I know is, America sneezes and the world craps itself!

    It's true.

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 08:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    4) Yes they are very annoying sometimes...As I see it those extremist argentines have a essential and important roll to play on the Mercopress ecosystem...

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 09:46 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

    where is yankeeboy?
    He has to announced the feds just announced the food stamps benefit amount is reduced to only $90.00 per month,,,
    unemployment benefits are not paid because there is no money...
    Obama is begging Walmart to hire the unemployed for minum wage,,,
    the 2014 year of the action rocky road is just to start! your seat belt...ready?

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 10:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    Dear little (secret wannabe) Ronnie Reagan…
    “The sandpit is to your LEFT...”
    And learning to use cutlery starts at 2pm. No flinging poo in the dining room please ronron.
    Anglotino & Ilsen ©2014 (MP)

    Jan 31st, 2014 - 11:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

    Washington we are in trouble....
    yankeeboy is collecting soda cans for an extra penny and have replaced his car for a supermarket cart to carry his portable toilet!

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 12:17 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • A_Voice

    Who is annoying the Argie baiters or “those extremist Argentines” your post implies the Argentines are annoying.....?
    ...and why couldn't you use the old name....if you deleted your account the old name would surely be available...but, I remember you saying you tried to delete it but they wouldn't let you...
    Therefore you would still have the old name....
    ...and what happened to your sense of appears to have gone....

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 12:30 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

    27,000 screen names and this one is complaining about ___6____?

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 12:54 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CabezaDura2

    10) Well what can I say Voice.... Trying emulate the great CD is not easy, who is perhaps truly gone for good....Women wanted him, men wanted to be like him...

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 01:23 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    ron 57/56 50 Zero
    I have told you before child...
    Dear little (secret wannabe) Ronnie Reagan…
    “The sandpit is to your LEFT...”

    And learning to use cutlery starts at 2pm. No flinging poo in the dining room please ronron.
    Please be quiet when the adults are speaking.
    Anglotino & Ilsen ©2014 (MP)

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 04:09 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Heisenbergcontext

    @4, 6 & 12

    Very droll.

    @10 A_Voice

    Confucious say...“Sometimes the fisherman becomes the fish.”

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 05:49 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    I am glad they are reducing entitlements. They've had a HUGE and Unprecedented rise under Obama. They need to be drastically scaled back and I hope it happens soon!
    Debt negotiations coming up next month
    Maybe then

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 02:13 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Brasileiro

    Nothing that South America or North America do, will change.

    We die together, as we were born together.

    Feb 01st, 2014 - 03:04 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ron_57

    @ 15 Yankee Jabon Rinso Boy

    .....“Debt negotiations coming up next month”...?????????????
    ......“Maybe then”...????????????????????????

    What this idiot is rattling about?

    Feb 02nd, 2014 - 08:35 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Captain Poppy

    The most important examples of entitlement programs at the federal level in the United States would include Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid, most Veterans' Administration programs, federal employee and military retirement plans, unemployment compensation, food stamps, and agricultural price support programs.

    We shall see which ones are tweaked.

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 10:22 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Christina says

    typical, reduce the aid given to the poor. that will solve the problem! the very rich need more money to kick start the economy! typical imperialist.

    Feb 03rd, 2014 - 08:38 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    “reduce aid to the poor” like ARgentina”
    As President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner continues to make waves over the sovereignty of the Falklands, the British Government continues to vote through billions of pounds in international aid to her country, primarily through the World Bank and the EU. According to a poll by ComRes, of those few British adults who are aware of such expenditure, barely 6 per cent support it.
    Barack Obama’s administration certainly isn’t in favour of such action. It has started voting against loans to Argentina from international financial institutions, and is looking for allies in its tough stance. Britain should be first in line. (The Telegraph)

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 12:36 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Narine T. Nüster

    Mercopress is in The Nile, yet again.

    - All latest US economic indicators are BAD
    - US Stock markets plunging to the toilet last few weeks
    - long term unemployment record all time
    - Western USA running out of water LITERALLY (like, all the rivers are dry!)
    - northern USA being contaminated by fracking, cropland being destroyed
    - Texas becoming a desert
    - Great lakes drying up
    - Still mass shootings all over the place (how many in colleges and malls just in te last two weeks... like 10 at least?)

    Yeah, things are great otherwise!!

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 02:51 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • ilsen

    ” Western USA running out of water LITERALLY (like, all the rivers are dry!)“
    ”- Great lakes drying up”

    and I thought they had a lot of snow recently?
    Toby/ Narine (or what ever false persona you have today…) - I have exposed you before as a fraud and a fake. As is obvious by your silly false, 'EUian' (your word) voice in some posts, and your angry ‘anti-Anglo’ voice in others.
    Your comments are worthless. Nobody respects you.
    EU – ian is not a Nationality nor a Country. It is not even a recognized word!
    You may have several screen-names but the intelligent, educated Posters on this forum know you as a Fool.
    Your are not worthy of an informed response.

    Feb 04th, 2014 - 03:53 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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