"It's looking so rotten that the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta just cut its growth projection to zero for the first three months of the year.
That's a big drop from the 1.9% growth forecast they started with in early February.
Of course, this is only an estimate. The official data on first-quarter growth will be released April 29. But it's yet another sign of the cracks appearing in the economy in a year when America was supposed to be the global growth leader."