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Does market sell-off signal impending US slowdown?

Economists say that they are taking seriously some of the signals that they see in markets

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The turbulence in the markets is causing pessimism over the economy to grow.

New York

IT may be time for everyone to take the markets seriously again.

As stock prices started tumbling in the first trading days of the year, many Wall Street professionals were tempted to describe the declines as the sort of adjustment that the market has gone through in