Business Notes: Dec. 2, 1985

INDICATORS A Third-Quarter Comeback

Beryl Sprinkel, the chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers, had reason to gloat a bit last week. For months he had been arguing that the U.S. economy would bounce back strongly from its poor performance during the first half of the year. Many private economists dismissed his forecast as predictable optimism from a White House cheerleader, but now it appears that Sprinkel may have been right. The Government said last week that the gross national product expanded at a 4.3% annual rate during the July-September quarter. That was far better than the 1.1% growth rate...

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