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Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, and Ryan Sweet, Director of Real Time Economics, share Moody’s Analytics forecast and discuss the factors that could impact the economy’s performance.

The U.S. economy is doing well and expansion will become the second longest in the postwar era later this year. While we expect another solid year, several factors could cause the economy to out- or underperform our expectations.

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