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January 30, 2006


fred c. dobbs

I'd love to know what you said in class about a) what the news was. In your lead-in, you say there was plenty of "bad news" in the GDP report. But was it all bad? Did you mention that many Wall Street economists INCREASED their forecasts for Q1 GDP following the report? Is that just optimistic spin? Or is it Brad who's spinning the numbers? How do journalists keep these volatile numbers in perspective without falling for the spin of those with an agenda (such as politicians, bloggers or Wall Street economists)?

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