Posted by & filed under Part 1 Business in a Global Environment.

Sales growth lagged behind profits as companies in the Standard & Poors’ 500 Index beat analysts’ estimates this week, a signal that economic recovery may be slow.

Source: Bloomberg.com

Date: 7/25/2009

Keys: Economy, finance, investing, business cycle

Link: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601087&sid=a8SqhtHkyfL4

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.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.