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What the U.S. Can Learn From Germany's Economic Rebound

Its too soon to say if Europe's sharp economic rebound is sustainable. But juggernauts like Germany are surging ahead on exports and have recouped nearly all the jobs they lost during the downturn, and the U.S. might want to consider taking a lesson from their success.

GDP Growth Unexpectedly Revised Down to 2.7%

The U.S. economy grew at a revised 2.7% annual rate in the first quarter, less than the previously estimated 3% rate. The weaker growth performance will likely intensify the debate about the recovery%u2019s status.

Weaker GDP Numbers, Job Growth Worries

The revised 3% first-quarter U.S. GDP growth rate still reflects an ongoing expansion, but it was a mild disappointment. That modest growth rate raises questions about the economy%u2019s ability to create jobs quickly enough in 2010.

Economic Surge Caps 2009

Is the U.S. recession officially over? It may very well be, after the world's largest economy surged a better-than-expected 5.7% in Q4, on inventory gains, the U.S. Commerce Department said, to make it two consecutive quarters of GDP growth -- historically long enough for the National Bureau of Economic Research to declare an end to a slump.

U.S. GDP Growth Revised Down Again for Q3

The U.S. economic recovery is moving more slowly than economists had expected: On Tuesday, the Commerce Department revised the third-quarter GDP growth rate down from 2.8% to 2.2%. Still, that tepid increase is the best the nation has seen in two years.