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U.S. Economy Solid, But Some Signs Are Worrisome

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U.S. Economy Solid, But Some Signs Are Worrisome

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U.S. Economy Solid, But Some Signs Are Worrisome

U.S. Economy Solid, But Some Signs Are Worrisome

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Despite rising energy prices and sinking real estate prices, the stock market had a strong year in 2006 and the overall economy turned in a solid performance. Corporate profits soared and wages outpaced inflation. But the indicators weren't all good, as overall growth tailed off in the second half of the year.