The U.S. economy is still plowing ahead despite delta, new surveys show

A pair of new surveys of the economy show the U.S. is still expanding at a rapid pace, but ongoing labor and supply shortages are still acting as a drag on growth.

Business leaders at U.S. manufacturing and service-oriented companies are still optimistic about the near future, a new poll showed. Yet the inability to find enough people to hire or to get badly needed supplies on time continued to pose a major roadblock.

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