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The Conference Board Economics Watch® United States View

  • Structural adjustment begins to weigh less on both consumers and businesses
  • The economy finally develops forward momentum aided by the reduced withholding tax in January
  • Strong headwinds remain
  • Consumer confidence may improve but from a very low level
  • Food and oil prices are on the rise
  • State and local austerity programs not only weigh on local economies but create a drag on the U.S. economy as a whole

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