Washington Post

A new report says that pregnancy rates can predict recessions


The smartest business leaders I know are always looking ahead. If the economy is on a good track, then they make investments to grow. If there are signs of a downturn, it may be time to conserve cash and circle the wagons. But how best to tell? The Fed's actions? Unemployment trends? Durable orders? Economists and pundits rely on many different types of data. So why not . . . pregnancy rates?

The idea is not so far-fetched. As reported on BBC News, a new study says the rate of pregnancies can potentially predict an upcoming economic downturn...

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