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Shocker: Economists Say No Recession

From a crushed and disappointed Reuters:

U.S. slowdown to be long, but no recession: survey

Tue Jun 10

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Economists have trimmed forecasts for U.S. growth in the second half of this year and in 2009, but more have come to the view that the United States will dodge a recession, a survey released on Tuesday showed.

Blue Chip Economic Indicators, a monthly newsletter, said 53.5 percent of the 48 private economists surveyed for its June issue do not believe the U.S. economy is in or will enter a recession in 2008, up from 40 percent in the May survey.

“The consensus now suggests the downturn in economic growth will be less steep than earlier feared, but the subsequent recovery in growth to its trend rate will take longer than hoped a few months ago,” the newsletter said.

The economists polled on June 2 and 3 projected third-quarter growth at a 1.5 percent annual rate, down from the 1.7 percent pace forecast a month ago. For the fourth quarter, they said the economy would likely expand by 1.2 percent, down from the 1.5 percent projected a month ago…

It looks like the Democrats and their media minions gave a recession, but nobody showed up.

Economists have trimmed forecasts for U.S. growth in the second half of this year and in 2009, but more have come to the view that the United States will dodge a recession…

Still, they must put the “bad news” first.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, June 10th, 2008. Comments are currently closed.

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