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Economy Lost Momentum While I Was Pulling Weeds: Caroline Baum

The post-mortems on the July employment report made me realize I’d missed the recovery.

While I was watching my garden grow, the U.S. economy “lost momentum,” according to every news report I read or heard over the weekend. Somewhere between the budding of the peonies and the blooming of the rudbeckia, private-sector job growth downshifted.