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    US Economy Rebounds, But Fears and Fragility Remain

    It’s getting better. But the eight-year economic upswing that’s led to across-the-board income increases hasn’t helped everyone equally, leading many Americans — particularly those without college degrees and outside metropolitan areas — to perceive a decline instead. That’s driving gloomy attitudes about the nation’s financial future, even as numbers continue to improve. Experts say it’s likely to continue to drive popularity in rural areas for politicians like Donald Trump, who emphasize dissatisfaction with the economy and promise a turnaround to perceived prosperity.

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