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US closes 2019 on good note for growth; 2020 looking worse;

Feb 28, 2020 - The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
Financial Results

The U.S. economy grew at an annual rate of 2.1% in the final quarter of last year, but damage from the spreading coronavirus is likely depressing growth in the current quarter and for the rest of the year.

The overall pace of growth in the October-December quarter was unchanged from its initial estimate a month ago, though the components were slightly altered, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Economists have been downgrading their forecasts for the first quarter of this year as...