For the third consecutive year, the economy is headed into a "spring swoon," with little explanation, according to The Economist. "To be sure, the timing is off. The March swoon comes two months after taxes increased, but a month before most sequester-related cuts begin," the magazine notes. "It may be pointless, though, to search for precise explanations, since measuring a $16 trillion market economy is such an imprecise exercise."

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