THE NATION: The Economic Snowdown

More than any other place in the nation, Washington yearned for spring. It was partly because Washingtonians, like people everywhere, looked toward the uplift in human spirit that the season normally brings. It was partly because Washington, like many another section of the U.S., had gone through a dismal winter, strangled by heavy snows, pelted by freezing rains, chilblained and miserable. But what set Washington apart in its eagerness for spring was the Administration's expectation of economic upturn that would bring the U.S. out of a recession that would be forever associated...

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