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Feb 28, 2020

Let’s put these market drops in context

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A global recession on the horizon? An official reading on consumer spending. The worst day for the Dow since February 2018.

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How will COVID-19 affect consumer spending?

Feb 28, 2020
Consumer spending makes up about 70% of the U.S. economy, so any disruption would have dire effects on growth.
January’s report may not reflect consumer spending in the wake of COVID-19.
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Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Candace Manriquez Wrenn Producer/Editor
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Rose Conlon Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director