Corporate earnings reports, vocal political campaigns, and the release of key economic indicators converged in October, making the US economy a focal point for the media. The debate about the economic rebound centered around conflicting positive and negative messages about short-term job growth and long-term job loss. Positive messages outpaced doubts, but concerns remain about jobs, the growing deficit, decreased tax revenue, and sustainability.
Most frequent messages:
1. US economy is rebounding
2. US economy is still sluggish
3. Recovery is at the expense of the deficit
4. Concerns over a 'jobless recovery'
5. Uncertainty about the future of the recovery
Based on 706 articles appearing in major US news and business publications from October 1 to October 31. Evaluation and Analysis by Cymfony, Inc.