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Economy showed more resilience in 2014
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By Joah Boak AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy flexed its old muscles in 2014. More than five years removed from the Great Recession, worries had taken hold that perhaps the world's largest economy had slid into a semi-permanent funk. Consumers, businesses and investors, after enduring a brutal winter, showed renewed vigor as the year wore on and set the United States apart from much of the world.