Economists Stay Upbeat as Markets See Trouble

Don't Worry Be Happy Unemployment Is Down The Stock Market Is Up And Everything Is Going To Be Just Fine

The U.S. consumer, that dynamo of the global economy, just took a step back.

Relax. It’s not that bad, economists say.

News Wednesday that U.S. retail sales unexpectedly declined in December reverberated through financial markets, but few economists read the report as a sign of trouble for the nation’s economy.

In fact, many economists say the U.S. economy is doing just fine.

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