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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 12:51 PM

Surprise Jack Welch Missed Shows Better U.S. Growth: Economy

Source: Bloomberg

It isn’t only the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics that is issuing surprisingly good news about the U.S. economy these days.

If former General Electric Co. Chief Executive Officer Jack Welch’s charges of a political fix to manipulate economic data ahead of the presidential election are true, there must be a vast econometric conspiracy embracing auto dealers, real estate agents, the Federal Reserve and corporate America’s 96-year-old Conference Board.

The economy is improving more than professional forecasters anticipated, particularly in data on employment and housing, according to the Bloomberg Economic Surprise Index, which compares 38 indicators with analysts’ predictions. The index, based on gauges compiled by private businesses and trade groups in addition to government, confirms U.S. growth is generating jobs in the face of a global slowdown and looming federal spending cuts and tax increases known as the fiscal cliff.

“The economy is improving, and the labor market is getting better,” said Robert Brusca, president of Fact & Opinion Economics and a former New York Fed economist. “These numbers are what they are, they’re not being slanted. On a scale of one to 10, the economy is at a fairly firm six and may be heading higher.”



Read more: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-12/surprise-jack-welch-missed-shows-better-u-s-growth-economy.html



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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 01:50 PM

1. K n effin R!

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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:27 PM

2. To borrow a phrase

Jack Welch is a miserable crank who, when the time comes, is "going to nasty away." Imagine a half inch troll squeaking and squealing as his diminishes to a microscopic dot of concentrated evil. He is the poster troll of what is wrong with most CEOs. Not worthy of the money or consideration.





The remark in quotes is from Andy Griffith, 1964 or there abouts.

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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 03:55 PM

3. Welch has been retired for ten years or so now. That's an AEon in CEO years.

He is so out of the loop now he sounds and appears slightly addled.

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Fri Oct 12, 2012, 06:40 PM

4. This is coming from Jack Welch, The King of Outsourcing

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