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Low Consumer Confidence Kills Economy

One of several metrics economists use to gauge the health of the economy is the Consumer Confidence Index. But in bleak times, like our ongoing post-recession struggle, the CCI can become a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom. We need to break free from this downward spiral; here are 4 ways for consumers to play the recession (and hopefully lift their spirits).

Weak Economic Growth Will Hit Corporate Profits

If you've been wondering how corporations can be enjoying a sharp rebound in profits even as the U.S. economic recovery remains so weak David Rosenberg of Gluskin Sheff has your answer: They won't be enjoying it for much longer.