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by Andie Corban and Kai Ryssdal Jan 29, 2020
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by Kimberly Adams Nov 20, 2019
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Recession fears may be receding

by Mitchell Hartman Nov 7, 2019
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What is a contraction exactly?

by Sabri Ben-Achour Nov 1, 2019
The National Bureau of Economic Research’s Business Cycle Dating Committee makes the call.
A contraction is an unofficial term for an economic slowdown.
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by Mitchell Hartman Oct 9, 2019
Consumers appear confident and willing to spend now, but they're worried about the future and haunted by memories of the Great Recession.
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What if instead of a recession, we're just stuck with slow growth?

by Kimberly Adams Oct 2, 2019
Uncertainty over which is coming is bothering some small business owners.
Global markets have recovered slightly after Monday's big losses.
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