Credit crisis and record high gas prices are to blame.
U.S. Census figures contain disturbing news
That's up from 49% last year
And remember, some things are better left unsaid
Reports suggest governments in China, Korea and Vietnam want to cool off their economies.
Government data released today show job openings are at record lows.
Financial and health care stocks lead the rally. Research In Motion results disappoint, but shares revive and may boost Friday's open.
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