Japan's economy marks third-longest postwar recovery

TOKYO -- Japan's economic recovery has become its third-longest since World War II, driven by higher corporate profits and public works spending. Yet weak wage growth has made improvements tepid and hard to detect. The recovery likely continued through ... ( read original story ...)

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