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First 2018 GDP Ignored by Networks, Spun By Bloomberg, NPR

Posted on 30 April 2018

<p>Superheroes, the naming of a new royal and an adorable child umpire were all more important to ABC, CBS and NBC news than the latest U.S. economic data.</p> <p>The Commerce Department announced a better-than-expected estimate of GDP — 2.3 percent — for the first quarter of 2018. In recent years, first quarters have been beset with weakness and economists expected the number to be 2 percent or a little less.</p>