Economic Beat: Major U.S. equity indices dropped last week

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Economic Beat: May 2, 2022

Major U.S. equity indices dropped last week. The S&P 500 Index fell 3.3% in total return for the week, while the Nasdaq Composite dropped 3.9% and the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 2.5%. On the economic calendar, the first reading on first quarter U.S. economic growth unexpectedly showed a contraction. U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) shrank for the first time since 2020, falling at a 1.4% annualized rate in the first three months of the year, following a 6.9% annualized increase in the fourth quarter of 2021. Listen to this week’s full Economic Beat update or read the transcript below.

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