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US Economics Weekly

US Economics Weekly

Businesses are cash rich, but reluctant to invest

Despite the explosion in Federal government debt, the US economy as a whole has been deleveraging since the financial crisis erupted in 2008. The reduction in debt by the household and financial sectors has more than offset the surge in public debt. Non-financial businesses began to borrow more aggressively in the second quarter, but they remain unusually reluctant to investment. 

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