One Friend Clinton Can Count On: The Expansion

It's withstanding stock market gyrations and troubles abroad

As Bill Clinton scrambles to keep his Presidency afloat, he can take comfort in this: The record 7 1/2-year-old economic expansion that has sustained his approval ratings--and helped convince Americans that it would be foolish to dismiss him over a sordid sex scandal--isn't likely to let him down. Indeed, unless Clinton is forced to resign or is impeached--provoking a severe crisis of confidence and policy paralysis--most economists expect the U.S. to continue to grow.

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