Weak dollar, spending cuts, GDP dips, gas prices soar
Just when the U.S. economy seemed to be gaining steam, a report from the Commerce Department came howling across the frozen economic tundra noting that the 2012 Gross Domestic Product contracted 0.1 percent in the year’s final quarter. Big whoop! It is, I’m afraid a big whoop. It’s the first setback to a slow economic recovery since 2009.
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