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The slowdown in the American economy

May 14th, 2015

Episode 310 of 800 episodes

In 2014 America's was one of the fastest-growing economies in the rich world. It added 3m jobs, and the unemployment rate fell by a full percentage point, to 5.6%. But in recent months economic data have soured. What has caused this slowdown?