The U.S. economy picked up speed in the last quarter of 2011, but it is still hung over from the 2000s’ real-estate-bubble-driven economy, according to data released today by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. With our economic recovery still facing numerous risks, policy makers should continue soon-to-expire payroll tax cuts and unemployment insurance benefits to sustain growth momentum.
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