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Economic growth under Trump
has been strongest in 13 years

CNBC, by Patti Domm

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/13/2018 12:29:10 PM

In the year since President Donald Trump has been in office, the economy has done something it has been unable to do since 2005: maintain 3 percent growth for three quarters in a row. While the final numbers aren´t in, economists Friday were ratcheting up growth to 3 percent or better for the fourth quarter, after December´s strong retail sales and revisions to prior months. "It could even grow at 3 percent for the year. The numbers are very strong," said Joseph LaVorgna, chief economist Americas at Natixis. He forecasts an above consensus growth pace of over 4 percent for

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Yeah but, Trump said a naughty word. So let´s impeach him and throw away the economic boom. /s off

      


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