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Monday, January 11, 2016

How Healthy Is The U.S. Economy?

An investor looks at a screen showing stock market movements at a securities firm in Hangzhou, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on January 11, 2016. China's benchmark Shanghai stock index closed down 5.33 percent on January 11, as investors continued to worry over the state of the world's second largest economy, dealers said. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

An investor looks at a screen showing stock market movements at a securities firm in Hangzhou, in eastern China’s Zhejiang province on January 11, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Stocks in the U.S. and Europe are steady, despite another big drop in China. The Shanghai Composite Index fell 5.3 percent today, amid concerns over a slowdown in that country. Last week, sharp declines in China’s stock market sent ripples through markets around the world, including in the U.S., where Wall Street saw its worst start to the year ever.

Jill Schlesinger of CBS News joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson to take a look at the health of a number of sectors of the U.S. economy, including commodities, services and tourism, construction and food.

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