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The big picture: America’s economy outpaces its global competitors

U.S. Stock market chart
U.S. Stock market chart. Photo: Bryan R. Smith/AFP via Getty Images

The U.S. economy is leaving the rest of the world behind: While U.S. economic growth is ramping up, Europe's and other major economies are slowing down, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The big picture: Though the United States' economic growth has been modest in its progression, the country's counterparts across the globe have seen their economies lose steam, which could end a rare period in which the world' largest economies have been growing simultaneously.