The scariest risks to the economy

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jul 05, 2011 2:38 PM
The scariest risks to the economy
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- U.S. policymakers are racing to reach an agreement before the debt ceiling is breached. But the biggest risks to the U.S. economy are mostly out of their hands.

CNNMoney surveyed 27 economists and asked them to choose from a list of possible threats facing the economy. What scares them most? A sovereign debt default by a European country such as Greece. More than half of those surveyed ranked it as one of their top two concerns, with 10 choosing it as their number one worry.