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U.S. Economy Set to Shrug Off Wall Street Growth Worries

Bloomberg (10/13/14) Rich Miller; Simon Kennedy

The U.S. economy is in good shape, despite the hit the stock market took last week. “There are good reasons to think growth will continue to be above trend,” says Jan Hatzius, chief economist at Goldman Sachs Group Inc. in New York. Hatzius expects U.S. growth of 3.2% in 2015, well above the 2.2% average annual growth seen since the end of the recession more than five years ago.

“The U.S. economy has finally shifted into a higher gear,” says Karen Dynan, assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Treasury Department. “There is a good bit of underlying momentum.”