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Six Years Later, U.S. Economy Still Underperforms

The U.S. economy is nearly six years into its current economic expansion cycle and overall economic numbers continue to disappoint. Friday’s news that the U.S. economy contracted by 0.7% in the first quarter is expected to be a temporary blip in overall economic growth, but the current recovery phase remains limp and lackluster at best…