Is the US in recession? Measuring the slowdown in the world’s largest economy

Is the US in recession? Measuring the slowdown in the world’s largest economy

Economic data in the US are sending mixed messages, complicating the answer to a seemingly simple question: is the world’s largest economy in a recession? Figures from the commerce department on Thursday showing a second consecutive quarter of decline in gross domestic product intensified what has become a politically charged debate. News of the second …

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