Monthly Archives: June 2012

Weekly Market Insight :: Corporate Profits* as % of GDP

Corporate profits were 14.81 percent of GDP in the first quarter of 2012, their highest level since at least 1947 when the Bureau of Economic Analysis began tracking the data on a quarterly cycle. Businesses are in good financial shape, … Continue reading

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First Walmart Neighborhood Market opens in Georgia

Atlanta Business Chronicle by Carla Caldwell, Morning Call Editor Georgia’s first Walmart Neighborhood Market store will open Wednesday in Lawrenceville, according to the company. The 44,000-square-foot store is in the Bethesda Walk shopping center at 3059 Lawrenceville Highway. The store … Continue reading

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Good News Friday :: Households Quietly Deleveraging

Households have been deleveraging since the third quarter of 2007. The household debt service ratio (DSR), the ratio of outstanding mortgage and consumer debt to disposable personal income, ended last year’s fourth quarter at 10.9 percent, its lowest level since … Continue reading

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