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'Long slog' for US economy


Parts of the US economy appear to be slowing down rather than moving towards a quicker recovery, according to the latest figures from the the Federal Reserve.

Economics editor Stephanie Flanders examines the figures and Dr Charles Plosser, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia, considers the state of the US economy.

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