While not great, this is certainly better news than a negative growth. Still tough economic times, but I guess that official recession is still nine months off at least... Not that this will stop certain people in the media/politics from intimating that we are, of course, in a recession already. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080529/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/economy;_ylt=Asr.KAySsfnXEkbfw4_nveCs0NUE WASHINGTON - The economy logged slightly better â€” but weak â€” growth in the first quarter, spurred by improved sales of U.S. products overseas. While that's heartening, the country is still far from being out of the woods. ADVERTISEMENT In fact, a closer look behind the 0.9 percent increase in the gross domestic product during the January-to-March period revealed much caution on the part of consumers who have been clobbered by the housing, credit and financial debacles.