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Economic Slowdown: Hype or Crisis?

Shoppers carry their purchases past a store advertising a sale in New York City. Shopping over the holiday season was slower than expected.
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Shoppers carry their purchases past a store advertising a sale in New York City. Shopping over the holiday season was slower than expected.

Fears of a recession in the U.S. are growing. Are people feeling the economic slowdown just yet?

Businessmen Gerald Howard, Bill Zollars and Mike Polin say yes. Economic writer John Steele Gordon argues, however, that if the U.S. goes into a recession, it will be small and short-lived. Finally, Gerald Seib of The Wall Street Journal, discusses how presidential candidates are reacting to economic concerns.

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