U.S. rebound could fade after stimulus, economists say

10/2/2009 | Washington Post, The

The U.S. economic recovery is driven mostly by the government's stimulus, putting continued growth in doubt, economists said. Weekly unemployment claims topped expectations, manufacturing is slowing down, consumer-loan delinquencies are at a historic high and car sales fell off after "Cash for Clunkers" ended. "It is a warning not to take the near-term strength of the economic recovery for granted," said Paul Dales, U.S. economist at Capital Economics.

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