Global Malaise Spurs U.S. Growth Worries

Concerns are mounting over whether the U.S. economy and financial markets can remain upright while so much of the world teeters. Falling oil prices and worries about China’s economy have walloped stock markets, leading to a volatile start to the year. Economists, corporate leaders and Washington policy makers still say the American economy will continue to expand, but weakness abroad is heightening their worries about the pace of U.S. growth.
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