A Slump By Any Other Name

GEORGE BUSH hates the R word. Rather than refer to the recession, he likes to talk about the recovery. But skeptical Midwestern business leaders have coined their own R word. When they discuss the state of the economy, they speak sarcastically of Washington's "recovery-ette."


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