Economy in U.S. Expands 2.5%; Jobless Claims Drop

Aug. 29 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. Gross domestic product rose in the second quarter at a 2.5 percent annualized rate, up from an initial estimate of 1.7 percent, Commerce Department figures showed today in Washington. Jobless claims in the week ended Aug. 24 dropped 6,000 to 331,000 from a revised 337,000 the week before, the Labor Department said today. Betty Liu reports on Bloomberg Television's "In the Loop." (Source: Bloomberg)

Abe Believes World Economy is Comparable to Lehman Crisis
04:10 - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe failed in his bid to have Group of Seven leaders warn of the risk of a global economic crisis in a communique issued as their summit wraps up Friday in central Japan. The final statement declares that G-7 countries "have strengthened the resilience of our economies in order to avoid falling into another crisis." Abe had earlier said a risk of the world economy falling into a crisis on the scale of the 2008 Lehman shock is present if appropriate policy measures aren't taken. Bank of New York Mellon Chief Currency Strategist Simon Derrick discusses with Bloomberg's Anna Edwards on "Countdown."
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