It's Check-Up Time, America! : Planet Money The Federal Reserve is set to cut interest rates this week. We also just passed the half-year mark. Two good reasons to check in on the health of the U.S. economy.
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It's Check-Up Time, America!

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It's Check-Up Time, America!

It's Check-Up Time, America!

It's Check-Up Time, America!

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The economy hit its mid-year point on June 30th, but it took a few weeks for the government's official statisticians to gather the necessary data, and now the results are in.

So how's the U.S. economy doing? Today we've got five indicators that shed light on the economy's health, and hint at how it might perform in the second half of this year.

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