Sales growth lagged behind profits as companies in the Standard & PoorsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ 500 Index beat analystsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ estimates this week, a signal that economic recovery may be slow.
Keys: Economy, finance, investing, business cycle
Questions for discussion:
- Explain what the article says about the relationship between sales revenues and profits.
- Why is this good news and bad news at the same time?
- Which businesses do you think will lead the economy back to better employment levels? Explain your answer.