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It’s Official. We're in a Recession

And we have been since the beginning of the year

The Business Cycle Dating Committee of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a private non-profit research organization that determines such things based on broad and more precise measurements than most, said Monday that the U.S. is in a recession and has been since the beginning of the year. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 680 points after the news started circulating. Now we have to get out of this thing before it turns into the Great Depression 2.0.

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