FILE PHOTO: Plastic letters arranged to read "Inflation" are placed on U.S. Dollar banknote in this illustration taken, June 12, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

Economists: Economic downturn almost inevitable

A rising number of economists believe the US and Western Europe will not be able to avoid an economic downturn. According to reports Wednesday, America is experiencing a decline in real disposable incomes, industrial production and real sales while real monthly GDP is also down.