Not looking good, kids. I think we are all in deep trouble and nobody really knows how to get us out of it. Pray, pray, pray.
"Swift, steep downturn crisscrosses globe
Markets are hammered as hope fades for quick recovery
updated 4:25 a.m. CT, Wed., Feb. 18, 2009
NEW YORK - Markets around the world plunged Tuesday as evidence mounted that the global economic crisis is worsening.
Japan is suffering its worst downturn in 35 years. The British economy is facing its sharpest decline in almost 30 years. Germany is slumping at its worst pace in nearly 20 years. Meanwhile, the job market in the United States, at the epicenter of the global downturn, is the worst in decades. And emerging economies are contracting at a pace few had predicted just months ago. Even China, whose economy still is growing at a 6.8 percent annual pace, is grappling with vast numbers of the unemployed, raising fears of unrest.
The sharpness of the global slowdown has alarmed economists, who see no obvious engine for recovery. " …
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