U.S. douple-dip recession odds "very small"-Romer

WASHINGTON, Sept 1 Wed Sep 1, 2010 1:53pm EDT

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WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - The odds of a double-dip recession in the United States are very small, although the economy is going through a rough patch, a top White House economic adviser said on Wednesday.

"The important thing is I think they are very small. The American economy is going through a rough spot. In the spring, it looked as though we were really starting to grow more strongly," Christina Romer, chairwoman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers said in response to a question. "The troubles in Europe definitely caused some turbulence."

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