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IMF cuts US and global growth forecasts for 2014

By The Associated Press
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The International Monetary Fund foresees the global economy expanding less than it had previously forecast, slowed by weaker growth in the United...full story
updated 2014-07-24 11:22 PM
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