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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Which one is not like the other one?

Attention: You are entering a Manny-free zone.

Here's a headline and lead from the New York Times:

G.D.P. Grows at Tepid 1.9% Pace Despite Stimulus

The American economy expanded at a weaker-than-expected 1.9 percent annual rate between April and June, the Commerce Department announced Thursday, while numbers for the last three months of 2007 were revised downward to show a contraction — the first dip since the recession of 2001.

Now here's one from the Washington Post:

U.S. Economy Grows at Solid Pace in 2nd Quarter

The U.S. economy grew at a solid pace in the second quarter, the government said today, despite being buffeted by a financial crisis, a deep housing slump, high fuel prices and a weak job market.

And you wonder why they call economics the dismal science?

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