An article from Monica (Nista) Fike News Editor at LinkedIn  

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Local economies in the U.S. are stumbling. The Yelp Economic Average, which tracks the number of opening and closing businesses, along with consumer demand, saw its largest quarter-over-quarter decline in a year in Q4. It’s the latest signal that consumers are cutting back on spending and business growth is hitting a wall. So, which parts of the U.S. are having the toughest times? Large metropolitan areas like San Francisco; San Jose, California; Portland and Dallas had the four worst scores, while Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and Honolulu had the top scores.  

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