While total GDP growth is struggling around 2%, the private economy is growing at about 3%.
Though growth in the rest of this year may continue to be slow, the impact from changes in wage taxation and the sequester should begin to diminish in 2014.
Overall, the outlook for the U.S. is not tremendous, but reasonable – and particularly good compared to most of the rest of the world.
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