How Much Longer Will the Economic Recession Last?

The economic data for 2008 keep getting worse. Will 2009 be any better?

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On Monday came news of massive jobs cuts from many companies, in addition to a survey reporting nearly 40 percent of companies plan to cut employment in the first six months of this year. Look at any financial news site on a daily basis and the results don't seem much better. A few, however, like our very own Bonnie Erbe, see some evidence that the recession may have bottomed out. Are we in for more economic trouble? If so, for how long will the U.S. economic downturn last? Post your thoughts.

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