6 signs the economy is coming back

It's taken too long, and we've been faked out before. But there are now signs that growth is picking up and hiring is on the way. Here's the outlook for housing, car sales, shopping and more.

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Mar 8, 2012 6:20PM


Mar 8, 2012 7:29PM
Same thing we've been hearing; Sign, sign, everywhere a sign. " The signs suggest" doesn't amount to anything. Please stop the media lies. Yardeni Research can manufacture numbers to say anything they are told to. Case in point- unemployment numbers drifting lower do not mean more jobs, just that many have fallen off the rolls and are no longer eligible for benefits. The upswing in job ads in December is seasonal and happens every year in the retail sector. The majority of those seasonal positions are minimum wage with little chance of advancement. Let us not forget these are the same prognosticators who either outright lied to us or totally dropped the ball on the 2008 collapse. Did you get your bailout? Me either.
Mar 8, 2012 6:41PM
Well the only reason I'm buying a car is because the old one needs to be replaced not because I feel confident. And the only reason I want to buy a house is because the two bedroom apartment we live in is overcrowded and has been that way for a year and the apartment complex manager is a real weirdo who keeps coming up with rules that remind me too much of totalitarianism. Other than that groceries and gas keep us from saving any more than what we have, its ridiculous! I agree that if you own the information you can bend it all you want (John Mayer, "Waiting on the World to Change"~song).  I don't see things changing in my neck of the woods which is small but that we are just making do with the scraps we have.
Mar 8, 2012 7:44PM
Mar 8, 2012 8:18PM
Number one sign the economy is going to go to hell. Rising gas prices. Their the reason we are in the shape were'n in now.
Mar 8, 2012 7:40PM
Where are the funding bills for infrastructure spending to create jobs for the americans?  Let me guess, congress is on a Tea Party break right?  OK. I just forgot. 
Mar 8, 2012 9:52PM
What a crock of crap!!! As soon as election time is looming again we get all these bogus repors!!! Shame, shame shame.
Mar 8, 2012 8:06PM

Obama wants to turn America into Africa, green and poor. While Michelle and he flies around in their own separate Air force One jets to Hawaii.

God bless and protect America.

Mar 8, 2012 6:52PM
fu-al===============================here​ we go again bashing republicans when everything that is done is by the democrats for 3 years plus and it is still the republicans fault this sure is getting real tiring to here this kind of red rick.
Mar 8, 2012 9:53PM
Houses are selling because they are dirt cheap and renters are tired of paying exorbitant amounts of money for a studio when they can own a 4 bd/3 bth in the 'burbs.  Unemployment is down because all the folks that have been on it have exhausted their funds and are being booted to the curb.  Purchasing a new car would be fantastic but if you're smart...you'll resist the temptation because new cars = car payment and increased insurance plus (depending on which state you reside) licensing fees!  Bad credit gets you 9% interest on house payments and they wonder WHY you have bad credit?!?  With the election in November comes change.  Personally, I wouldn't care if we handed the country over to the Mafia...at least they get things accomplished! 
Mar 8, 2012 8:40PM
One of the reasons that gas , food and most commodities are up when the demand is down is that Obama and the socalist progressive democratic party are printing money like crazy people!!!  Want to know why the tea party and the republicans say no to alot of Obamas spending? it is not that they hate poor or minorities. It has to do with the lies Obama tells! give the poor more and more and print (fake money)  money "trillions" and flood the system with it. As the dollar becomes worth less and less the cost of all commodities rise. Food has gone up every month since 2009!!!   The republicans try to warn the "I hate america" crowd but Obama comes up with some chant  and off the feeble minded "sheeple" go . Repeating everything he says!!!  Well loosers it is time to pay the piper!! Gas will be going higher!! Food will be going higher!!  The republicans knew this and have been trying to stop obama!! The ignorant keep bad mouthing the republicans for trying to stop Obama!  It is like Barnie Franks and Chris Dodd trying to let everybody buy a house!! But when it was taken away from them and 20% + of middle class and poor lost the jobs because the housing crashed,  Who did the democrats hurt?  The poor and the middle class!!!  Think it thru people, Now as food and fuel keep going higher and higher who is it that will be hurt the most?  The poor and the middle class!!  Thank you Obama and the anti american socalist progressive party. Also special thanks the all of the Obama at any cost supporters, you have hurt more people than the tea party and republcans every have!!!
Mar 8, 2012 10:57PM
Some of you are forgetting that four years ago, during the last year of President Cheney's sec - sorry, President Bush - my mistake - ond term the price of gas was 4.09 a gallon.  Now what did Bush do wrong that time?  Must've been the same thing Obama's doing now.  But I don't remember hearing anything from the Republicans about that.  And Newt is going to base his whole campaign on "he can get us back to $2.50 gas."  What a joke.  but he'll get 30,000 people to the moon.  People - are you listening to him?  Doesn't that seem at least slightly absurd to you?  And he gave that speech in front of NASA people at Cape Canaveral.  How timely. The fact of the matter is that Presidents have next to no power to deal with the world market price of gasoline.
Mar 8, 2012 8:27PM

caca crcr

The chinese would not lend Obamas socalist progressive party anymore money to pay for the government sponsored jobs. I think they got upset when in 2009 they lent us money to pay for shouvel ready jobs that obama later laughed about. He just needed a trillion dollars to buy votes so he could get "Obamacare passed thru the supermajority democratic controlled house and senate. His own people had to be bought off to pass that corrupt bit of legislation that has caused health care to go up 28% in the last 18 months!!! The free market will work if you will just let it!!  Socalism has never worked anywhere at anytime, (at least for the middle class) .

Mar 9, 2012 2:53AM

Notice the sub-text is: "Here's the outlook for housing, car sales, shopping and more."


Since when is an "outlook" considered evidence or a sign things are improving? And to think many so-called experts thought the Dolans buying NBC from GE was going to actually reduce the amount of propaganda this network turns out for Obama.


What a joke this POS article is from DNC party-hack Micheal Brush. 


Hey Mikey, I'll make the same bet with you I made with the naive wife of a friend of mine in Naples Florida 4 years ago: I bet her things would be worse in 2011 and 2012 then they were on Thanksgiving 2008 with Obama at the helm. There's no question I was right. Now, how much you wanna bet by next Thanksgiving REGARDLESS of who wins the election, things will be even worse than they are right now? And the reason for this is all the socialist programs and government-hiring the Obama administration has done over the past 36 months. Not to mention QE1 and QE2 that placed our nation an additional 5+ TRILLION dollars in debt! Talk about sucking the life-blood out of the private economy! Yeah, even IF a GOPer gets in, it shall take at least another 3 years to clean up this mess and right our listing ship.


So, ya wanna take that bet Mikey?


I didn't think so.

Mar 8, 2012 10:51PM
we need to keep the reds out of office. everthing is getting better with the blue in there. Obama is getting it done.  
Mar 8, 2012 6:37PM
All the people on MSN said "well, the congress is now controlled by the republicans  so where are the jobs?" SO HERE THEY ARE !
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