Implications for your international business?  Tracking and understanding the most relevant data that will impact your products and your customers. Europe’s economy barely grew in the fourth quarter of 2009 vs. the third quarter (sequentially), and actually fell 2.3% on a year-over-year basis vs. the fourth quarter of 2008. U.S. real gross domestic product increased at an annual rate of 5.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009, (that is, from the third quarter to the fourth quarter). In the third quarter, real GDP increased 2.2 percent.

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