Coronavirus Sparks US Recession Fears

March 12, 2020 11:56 AM
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Fears are growing that disruptions from the  coronavirus pandemic will strangle  US economic growth and send the country into a recession - a period of economic contraction.  VOA’s Brian  Padden reports that the White House is considering a range of short term measures to ease the financial strain on affected businesses and workers, but economists warn - the more the virus spreads - the greater the economic impact and the longer it may take to recover