‘Twas a week before Christmas, and all through the land, Consumers were shopping, according to plan. They were feeling quite merry, and dining and drinking. They were happy to see unemployment rates sinking. Still, the year’s been a tough one, and often quite dreary; Hurricanes and elections have left us all weary. The blustering, the blowing — and I’m not talking Sandy. The fiscal cliff looms; compromise would be handy. The jerky recovery keeps eating at ...
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