Above: the way they report GDP month over month doesn't look all that good unless you figure the blue line will not again drop to the zero line. This presentations shows a sideways trend.
Above: eliminate inventory changes and report year over year and you see an uptrend. The last five quarters yoy are +2.3, +3.0, +2.6, +2.4, 2.4. Exports pull this rate down as you can see below.
Above: eliminate both inventory changes and exports and it looks fairly good. The last 5 quarters yoy were +2.3, +3.0, +3.0, +3.0, +2.9. I do wish for good exports but most important to me is the growth in the US. Three percent growth will curve a lot of ills.