This year’s extreme heat is bad news for U.S. economic growth

This year’s extreme heat is bad news for U.S. economic growth
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Summer 2021 will likely be one of the hottest on record as dozens of cities in the West experience all-time high temperatures. The extreme heat being felt throughout many parts of the U.S. is causing hundreds of deaths, sparking wildfires and worsening drought conditions in over a dozen states. How does all this broiling heat affect the broader economy?

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