Solid manufacturing, retail sales propelled economic growth in 2010

04/27/2011 | IndustryWeek

Durable goods manufacturing and retail sales led the economic recovery in 2010, according to a report by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. The amount of value that manufacturing added to the country's gross domestic product increased 5.8% last year after dropping for two straight years. Retail trade value added rose 5.2% after two years of contraction.

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