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Yellen says urgent action needed to prevent self-reinforcing economic downturn

Reuters | Washington DC | Updated: 02-12-2020 00:03 IST | Created: 02-12-2020 00:03 IST
Yellen says urgent action needed to prevent self-reinforcing economic downturn

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden's treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen said on Tuesday the country is facing a historic crisis from the pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout.

"It's an American tragedy and it's essential that we move with urgency. Inaction will produce a self-reinforcing downturn, causing yet more devastation," Yellen said.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



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