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The U.S. Economy Since 9/11

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Much has transpired on the economic front since terrorists attacked the U.S. on Sept. 11, 2001. The nation weathered two recessions; homeowners suffered record foreclosures; workers faced double-digit unemployment; and investors trudged through a lost decade -- stock markets aren’t much better off today than they were ten years ago.

Not all of the problems that have plagued the U.S. economy can be tied to 9/11, though there are arguments to be made that some can. Judge for yourself. Here’s a look at where the economy was a decade ago, on the eve of the terrorist attacks; where it is today; and what happened in between.

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