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Last year, the U.S. economy grew at an annualized rate of 2.9 per cent — a pretty respectable number, and a likely product of the 2017 tax overhaul. But as the "sugar-high" from those tax cuts wanes, what will the effects of sub-3 percent growth rates mean for the U.S. economy in the long run?

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