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Outline of the U.S. Economy

examines the U.S. economy: its evolution, its products, and challenges of this century. Learn how our economy is affected by various factors: geography and infrastructure, competition and culture, government, global engagement, and more. (Department of State)

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Interesting Fact:

Manufacturing's share of the U.S. economy peaked in the 1950s, when Europe and Asia were still struggling to recover from the devastation of World War II. By 1980, Japan and Western Europe were ready to challenge U.S. industrial leadership, and in the new century they have been joined by China, India, and many other nations around the globe.
The foreign exchange value of the U.S. dollar alternately plunged and soared in the global financial crisis that began in 2008.

U.S. Economy: An Overview

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