indicator http://www.mrc.org/taxonomy/term/13769/all en 'Today' Has No Love for Hershey's Kisses http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-has-no-love-hersheys-kisses <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     The news media could create its own encyclopedia of made-up economic indicators – <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20071017142215.aspx" />sweater sales</a>, <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2007/20070724122032.aspx" />Starbucks</a>, <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080129124722.aspx" />McDonalds</a>, <a href="http://businessandmedia.org/articles/2008/20080305104820.aspx" />puppy dogs</a> and more – and NBC added a new one to the list September 19: Hershey’s chocolate.</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/today-has-no-love-hersheys-kisses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Candy chocolate cocoa hershey's indicator NBC Today Fri, 19 Sep 2008 15:09:14 +0000 admin 25921 at http://www.mrc.org After Positive GDP Growth, 'Nightly News' Unveils Negative Craigslist Indicator http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-positive-gdp-growth-nightly-news-unveils-negative-craigslist-indicator <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/nathan-burchfiel">Nathan Burchfiel</a> </div> </div> </div> <p >     When the federal government announced April 30 that the economy grew in the first quarter of 2008, members of the media scrambled to find bad news to report. The NBC “Nightly News” found the Craigslist Indicator. </p> <br /> <p >     “Even though it grew slightly in the first three months of the year, up 0.6 percent,” CNBC’s Erin Burnett said of the gross domestic product, “many are still very cautious.”</p><p><a href="http://www.mrc.org/articles/after-positive-gdp-growth-nightly-news-unveils-negative-craigslist-indicator" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles MRC Business Business Economy Craigslist Depression economic GDP growth indicator negative positive Recession Slowdown Thu, 01 May 2008 16:58:18 +0000 admin 26213 at http://www.mrc.org