Is the Economy Recovering? Check the Right Signs

The Dow Jones topped 9,000 this past week but with every sign of progress, there seems to be a setback. On the jobs front, for instance, President Obama has said he expects unemployment to continue to rise in the near future. Recent reports on consumer confidence also haven't been promising -- consumer confidence levels are still near record lows. Anne Mathias, the director of research at the Washington Research Group, compares today's many economic indicators to tarot cards. "There's a huge...Full Story
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