A U.S. recession began in Feb. in the face of coronavirus

A COMMITTEE of economists from the National Bureau of Economic Research have declared that the U.S. entered into a recession in February. / AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF ROBERSON
A COMMITTEE of economists from the National Bureau of Economic Research have declared that the U.S. entered into a recession in February. / AP FILE PHOTO/JEFF ROBERSON
WASHINGTON (AP) – The United States economy entered a recession in February as the coronavirus struck the nation, a group of economists declared Monday, ending the longest expansion on record. The economists said that employment, income and spending peaked in February and then fell sharply afterward as the viral outbreak shut down businesses across the…

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