How Brexit impacts the U.S. economy
The so-called Brexit has wide implications for the U.S. economy, which is already facing a slew of headwinds. The chief of the U.S. central bank and top monetary policy setting official, Janet Yellen, forewarned earlier this week that Brexit "would negatively affect financial conditions and the U.S. economy." Trade between the two nations only makes up 0.5% of U.S. economic activity. However, the connections go well beyond direct trade between the two global powers. The effect on America can come through a number of chain reactions -- a Brexit domino effect on the global economy. Here are four ways the wake of Brexit could hurt the U.S. economy.