IT’S HERE: 9 Huge Signs The Economy Is Slowing That Should Have Investors Freaking Out

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Dear investors.You’ve had an amazing run since March 2009.

Maybe it’s time to get a little nervous. In addition to all kinds of dicey headlines (Japan, the Mideast, etc.) the economic data is starting to add up, and look like a slowdown.

You can see it in business confidence, headline GDP, and certain aspects of employment. Some previously hot industries are clearly starting to fade.

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