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Is the economy in a recession? ‘What you call it is less relevant,’ says one economist: Here’s ‘what really matters’

‘We should have an objective definition’ Officially, the NBER defines a recession as “a significant decline in economic activity that is spread across the economy and lasts more than a few months.” In fact, the latest quarterly gross domestic product report, which tracks the overall health of the economy, showed a second consecutive contraction this year. Still, …

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Recent economic data have been the Fed’s ‘worst nightmare,’ economist says

The economy is looking pretty dreadful, and that won’t make the Federal Reserve’s job any easier as it tries to engineer a soft economic landing, one top Wall Street economist warns. “I would say that the recent economic data have been central banks’ worst nightmare,” said Citi Global Chief Economist Nathan Sheets on Yahoo Finance …

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Economist slams ‘Orwellian’ Facebook for fact-checking recession post

A prominent economist has revealed that Facebook placed a fact-checking label on a post asserting that the US has entered a recession, giving it a “partly false” rating as President Biden continues to reject the grim assessment of the economy. Dr. Phillip Magness, the research and education director at the American Institute for Economic Research, a …

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