2010 GDP in US Dollars.  Notes  GDP at current exchange rate for 2010. Colors correspond to continents/regions.    Source: World Bank    Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

2010 GDP in US Dollars. Notes GDP at current exchange rate for 2010. Colors correspond to continents/regions. Source: World Bank Credit: Lam Thuy Vo / NPR

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) vs Gross National Product (GNP) - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) vs Gross National Product (GNP) - Difference and Comparison | Diffen

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Statistics on national and international trade, accounts, industry, and economic indicators.

Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Statistics on national and international trade, accounts, industry, and economic indicators.

"The government shutdown has taken at least $24 billion out of the United States economy, the financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Wednesday. The firm said the shutdown caused it to cut its forecast of gross domestic product growth in the fourth quarter by at least 0.6 percentage point. The agency lowered its estimate for GDP growth to close to 2 percent from 3 percent." [HuffPost]

"The government shutdown has taken at least $24 billion out of the United States economy, the financial ratings agency Standard & Poor's said Wednesday. The firm said the shutdown caused it to cut its forecast of gross domestic product growth in the fourth quarter by at least 0.6 percentage point. The agency lowered its estimate for GDP growth to close to 2 percent from 3 percent." [HuffPost]

684 billion: That's how much Medicare benefit payments totaled in 2016, and they're projected to rise to $709 billion in 2017. That's more than the gross domestic product of Switzerland and close to the recent total market values of Microsoft and Coca-Cola -- combined.     Source: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/02/26/8-medicare-stats-that-will-blow-you-away.aspx

684 billion: That's how much Medicare benefit payments totaled in 2016, and they're projected to rise to $709 billion in 2017. That's more than the gross domestic product of Switzerland and close to the recent total market values of Microsoft and Coca-Cola -- combined. Source: https://www.fool.com/retirement/2017/02/26/8-medicare-stats-that-will-blow-you-away.aspx

The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metropolitan area’s gross domestic product increased by 8.9 percent between 2014 and 2015, making it the second-fastest-growing metro area in the country behind only Midland, Texas.  In the same period, the economy of the San Francisco metropolitan area, which includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Mateo counties, increased by 4.1 percent.  The continued growth of technology companies in the South Bay made a large contribution to the region’s $223…

The San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara metropolitan area’s gross domestic product increased by 8.9 percent between 2014 and 2015, making it the second-fastest-growing metro area in the country behind only Midland, Texas. In the same period, the economy of the San Francisco metropolitan area, which includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin and San Mateo counties, increased by 4.1 percent. The continued growth of technology companies in the South Bay made a large contribution to the region’s $223…

US taxes are low relative to those in other developed countries. In 2014, US tax revenue equaled 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), well below the 34 percent average for developed countries

US taxes are low relative to those in other developed countries. In 2014, US tax revenue equaled 26 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), well below the 34 percent average for developed countries

MORE IS LESS Overwork is a pervasive problem across the region, but long hours are not making Asian countries more productive. According to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Japan and South Korea's gross domestic product per hour worked was $40.10 and $28.90, respectively, in 2012, far behind Norway, at $86.60, the U.S. at $64.10, and Germany's $58.30.

MORE IS LESS Overwork is a pervasive problem across the region, but long hours are not making Asian countries more productive. According to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Japan and South Korea's gross domestic product per hour worked was $40.10 and $28.90, respectively, in 2012, far behind Norway, at $86.60, the U.S. at $64.10, and Germany's $58.30.

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