Abandoned houses on Rhode Island street
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US economic growth slows to 1.6%

Economic growth in the US has been revised down to 1.6% from 2.4%, in what the Federal Reserve's Ben Bernanke said was a recovery "somewhat weaker" than previously hoped.

Speaking to fellow bankers at an annual meeting in Wyoming, Mr Bernanke said he was prepared to step in if the situation worsens.

Mark Mardell reports from Rhode Island.