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The best second-half growth in 10 years would have been even better, if not for the government and a slowdown in residential construction. CNBC's Patti Domm explains.
Q4 GDP came in at 3.2 percent. CNBC's Steve Liesman explains how we arrived at the surprisingly strong GDP number.
The U.S. economy grew 3.2 percent in its fourth quarter. Bob Barbera, Johns Hopkins Center for Financial Economy; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli, provide perspective.
CNBC's Rick Santelli reports fourth quarter growth domestic product grew 3.2 percent, and initial jobless claims moved up to 348,000; and Steve Liesman provides perspective on the numbers.
John Silvia, chief economist at Wells Fargo Securities, says the Fed's "assessment of the overall economy" is "really upbeat" and that fourth quarter growth should be better than expected.
CNBC's Patti Domm discusses how fourth-quarter GDP is a big number for markets Thursday, but traders are watching the emerging world.
Kenneth Rogoff, Harvard University professor, shares his thoughts on the biggest threats to the global economic recovery.
Diana Choyleva, director and head of the U.K. service at Lombard Street Research, says the implementation of necessary financial sector reforms in China will be "unpleasant and very difficult" and lead to "below-trend growth."
Mark McFarland, global chief economist at Coutts, says the slowdown in Chinese growth is "positive", but Sean Corrigan, chief investment strategist at Diapason Commodities Management, says there are still serious challenges facing the economy.
Ben Collett, Head of Asian Equities at Sunrise Brokers, explains why he doesn't mind taking the 3-4% losses while buying into any weakness in China.
Viktor Shvets, Head of Strategy Research for Asia at Macquarie, says maintaining high personal income growth rates remains the top challenge for China.
As CNBC turns 25 this year, CNBC's Michelle Caruso-Cabrera looks forward a quarter century to take a look at what China's economy will likely look like in the year 2039.
Kaushik Basu, chief economist at the World Bank, says there should not be a strong negative reaction to tapering, as most of the correction took place in anticipation of the event.
Andrew Burns, World Bank, provides an outlook on the global economy for 2014. Growth appears to be strengthening in both high-income and developing countries, Burns says.
Carsten Nickel, senior vice president at Teneo Intelligence, says the concerns about the German coalition are "completely overdone" and that the GDP figure is "positive."
Lakshman Achuthan, Economic Cycle Research Institute, explains why he thinks the U.S. economy is in a recession but we just don't realize it.
Discussing if the big miss on jobs is hurting the markets, with Stephen Wood, Russell Investments chief market strategist, and Bob Baur, Principal Global Investors chief global economist. Baur thinks the markets will ignore the number and acceleration will continue.
The numbers are not consistent with anything, says Mark Zandi, Moody's Analystic, breaking down the latest employment data from the government. Austan Goolsbee, Chicago Booth School of Business professor; Greg Ip,The Economist; Kevin Hassett, American Enterprise Institute, and CNBC's Rick Santelli weigh in.
Kevin Cummins, UBS economist, and David Joy, Ameriprise Financial strategist, provide their predictions for this morning's jobs report. We're looking at 185,000 for overall payrolls, says Cummins.
Phil Orlando, Federated Investors, and Michelle Girard, RBS chief economist, provide a preview of Friday's jobs data. I don't think the labor number will change very much, predicts Girard.