Lost In The Wild Headlines: A U.S. Economic Boom

With the torrent of breaking news being talked about on cable TV, the internet, and in conversations with friends, important economic facts are harder to focus on than ever. For instance, despite the bellicose rhetoric and fears of a trade war, it's wise to remember that China's exports to the U.S. comprise 4.1% of China's GDP, while U.S. exports to China comprise just 1.0% of U.S. GDP. The overall U.S. economy is hardly dependent on trade with China.

Manufacturing purchasing managers reported slightly lower levels of business activity for March, but were off only slightly from February's record high.

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This article was written by a veteran financial journalist based on data compiled and analyzed by independent economist, Fritz Meyer. While these are sources we believe to be reliable, the information is not intended to be used as financial advice without consulting a professional about your personal situation.

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