An Updated But Not Upbeat Profile Of The Gnp...

Later this year, the Commerce Dept. will recalibrate its yardstick for measuring gross national product from a 1982 base to a 1987 base-an adjustment that it says is likely to convert its current preliminary estimate that the economy declined at a 0.1% pace in the second quarter to an estimate that it expanded at a 0.8% rate. But that doesn't necessarily mean that the prognosis for economic recovery improved.

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