Whiplash As U.S. Economy Screeches To Halt

The U.S. economy has never before come to such a sudden, violent stop, crating into a probable deep recession with millions likely to lose their jobs by summer.

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Grueling Recession Boosts Interest In News

You know the economy is bad when people actually begin to care about the news. But Americans vote with their pocketbooks and the resurgence in TV news viewing clearly is an extension of that. What is also interesting is the surge in news interest would seem to buck the supposition that people want to put troubles aside and cuddle up to a comedy or law-enforecement drama when times are tough.