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What business investment says about our economy’s future

Justin Ho Nov 28, 2018
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What business investment says about our economy’s future

Justin Ho Nov 28, 2018
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After the tax law passed last year, Republicans argued that companies would take their tax savings and make big investments in themselves — plants, equipment, trucks, that sort of thing. But over the last year, there are signs that business investment is slowing. GM’s plans to shut down five plants are just the latest example. Economists worry about business investment, because it says a whole lot about the future of the economy.

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