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Harsh Winter, War Jitters Blamed for Poor Quarter

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Harsh Winter, War Jitters Blamed for Poor Quarter

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Harsh Winter, War Jitters Blamed for Poor Quarter

Harsh Winter, War Jitters Blamed for Poor Quarter

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The economy remains sluggish in the first quarter, growing at an anemic 1.6 percent annual rate. The figures surprise economists, who were expecting a better performance. Many blame war jitters and a relatively harsh winter in parts of the country. NPR's Jim Zarroli reports.