Business: Where's the Recession?

If this is a recession, let's have more of it. So joke some shoppers trying to elbow their way through the crowds that are thronging the stores. K mart has rung up a sprightly 13.7% increase in retail sales so far this year, and even laggard Sears, Roebuck reported a 3.7% monthly rise in November, its biggest gain in more than a year. So where is the recession? Like a mugger, it could be lurking around the next quarter if it has not already pounced. Real personal earnings are down nearly 5% from last year, and there are signs that...

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