Economy Probably Started 2018 Off Slow, Short Of Trump's Growth Target

Consumers likely didn't keep up with the blistering pace of spending, which means slower economic growth, analysts say. But recently, growth has tended to pick up momentum later in the year.
Analysts expected consumer spending growth to slow in the first quarter, curbing overall economic growth. Source: Drew Angerer

Consumers probably didn't keep up with the blistering pace of spending at the beginning of the year, which means slower economic growth overall, analysts say. But not to worry. If recent trends are any indication, the economy will pick up steam soon.

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