Economic risk remains despite GDP growth of 5.7% in fourth quarter

01/31/2010 | Economist (free content), The

Americans got a clear indication that the worst of the recession is over when economic data for the fourth quarter were announced. Gross domestic product expanded at an annualized rate of 5.7%, the most since 2003. But "only cautious celebration is in order," according to The Economist. "There are reasons to doubt that the impressive performance in a single quarter will be repeated in the coming months."

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