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IMF: U.S. Not Doing So Bad

Another bit of news that hints at the possible winding down of the recession: the International Monetary Fund has raised its outlook for the American economy and is calling for a plan to help ease us out of the downturn. The details, from the IMF:

The combination of financial strains and ongoing adjustments in the housing and labor markets is expected to restrain growth for some time, with a solid recovery projected to emerge only in mid-2010. Against this background, GDP is expected to contract by 2 1/2 percent in 2009, followed by a modest 3/4 percent expansion in 2010 on a year-average basis