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Midwestern Economy Cools Off

Thu, 20 Feb 2014 16:12:31 CST
By: AP

An economist says a survey of bankers in Illinois and nine other Midwest and Plains states suggests the regional economy is losing ground. The Rural Mainstreet Index dropped below growth neutral in the February survey. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss oversees the survey, and he says the overall index's decline shows that "areas of the nation highly dependent on agriculture and energy are losing economic steam."

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