The Pause That Refreshes?

Growth is slowing, but falling interest rates encourage Wall Street

As the presidential election campaign enters its final lap, the economy is waving green and yellow flags, giving the White House cause for both concern and cheer. Government statistics released last week showed that growth is faltering and raised the specter that the U.S. might be headed for a new recession. But at the same time, interest rates dipped, lifting hopes that the recovery will gain new pep. On top of that, Britain cut the price of its North Sea oil by $1.35 per bbl....

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