Survey: Economists see growth slowdown this year

    The nation’s business economists foresee a sharp slowdown in U.S. economic growth over the next two years, in sharp contrast to the Trump administration’s predictions that growth will accelerate this year and next.

    That finding comes from the latest survey by the National Association for Business Economics being released Monday. Its economists collectively project that growth, as measured by the gross domestic product, will reach a modest 2.4% this year and just 2% in 2020.

    Among the key factors in their dimmer assessment are a global slowdown and the ongoing trade conflicts between the Trump administration and several major trading partners.

    Despite the slowing gears, NABE economists say they think a recession remains unlikely any time soon.

    Read the full report.

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