Friday, January 30, 2009

Economy's New Plunge is Worst in Quarter-Century, by Jeannine Aversa

January 30, 2009
Washington, D.C.
Associated Press

Economy has worst slide since `82 -- and tailspin is accelerating as Americans ax spending

Battered by layoffs, debts and dread of worse to come, shoppers clutched ever tighter to their wallets in the final three months of 2008 and thrust the economy into its worst downhill slide in a quarter-century. Americans cut spending on everything from cars to computers, and it's only getting worse so far in the new year. (Continued here)

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