A diverse set of economic statistics comes to the same conclusion: Ouch
64.5 Consumer Confidence Index for March, as measured by The Conference Board. It's the lowest measurement in five years, down from 76.4 in February. $4 TRILLION Projected total health care spending by 2017, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. That's double the amount spent right now, and 21% of the Gross Domestic Product. 12% Percentage of consumers who have started shopping at cheaper grocery stores, according to a survey by Citigroup Global Markets. 1,500 ...
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