STATE OF BUSINESS: The Great Question

The plateau position of the U.S. economy is a subject of discussion and debate not only in the U.S. but around the world. The big question: Will the U.S. slide into a recession or take off on another rise?

London's Economist led the field in concern for the health of the patient. In an article called "Recession Round the Corner?" it reported that "Government officials in Washington are beginning to ask themselves privately whether a recession is in the making. A number of businessmen and responsible economists think that a decline is already under way."

The Economist's view raised the ire...

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