WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund chief criticized the US on Tuesday for cutting back government spending too much too fast, saying it was taking a toll on growth in one of the world's main economic engines.

Christine Lagarde also said upbeat financial markets are out of whack with a sluggish global economy that is showing signs of slowing even further.

In an overview of trouble spots around the world, Lagarde said the US had come a long way in the...

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