W.H.: Economy Not Dipping Back Into Recession

The White House said Wednesday it does not believe the U.S. economy is in danger of a double-dip recession.

But White House spokesman Jay Carney acknowledged at a news conference that growth has slowed as the economy grapples with the effects of high energy prices and other challenges, including the Japanese earthquake and the U.S. debt limit debate.

``There have been a number of headwinds this year,'' he said.

(Reporting by Alister Bull and David Morgan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)