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December 24, 2015
Lehman Brothers name moves across a news ticker in New York's Times Square September 15, 2008.
Lehman Brothers name moves across a news ticker in New York's Times Square September 15, 2008.
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We got excited about housing …

Home prices posted solid gains in 2005 CNNMoney.com -Feb 17, 2006

Some didn’t think it would ever end ….

Experts see no housing bubble San Francisco Chronicle-Feb 12, 2005

It made everyone happy …

Confidence hits three-year high CNN-Jun 29, 2005

But cracks were forming …

Gas Prices Surge as Supply Drops New York Times-Sep 2, 2005

Some saw doom …

Countdown to a Meltdown The Atlantic-Jul 1, 2005

Things began to change …

Risky home loan standards tightening CNNMoney.com-Jan 7, 2006

The tide began rolling out …

Desperation Sets In While Homes Sit With No Offers USATODAY, Oct. 26, 2006

Reality began to set in …

New Century, Biggest Subprime Casualty, Goes Bankrupt Bloomberg-Apr 4, 2007

Fear spreads …

BNP Paribas Freezes Funds as Loan Losses Roil Markets Bloomberg-Aug 11, 2007

Most remain calm …

Bernanke: Subprime Woes Won’t Seriously Hurt Economy CNBC-May 18, 2007

But even as wealth surges …

Finally! Dow finishes above 14000 CNNMoney.com-Jul 19, 2007

The clouds darken …

Recession Fears Weigh Heavily On the Markets Wall Street Journal-Nov 25, 2007

The big guns come out …

Markets Soar After Fed Cuts Key Rate by a Half Point New York Times– Sep 18, 2007

But it’s not enough …

Home prices post record decline CNNMoney.com-Dec 28, 2007

Risks emerge …

Bear Stearns Bailed Out by Fed, JPMorgan – Associated Press – March 14, 2008

The losses spread …

Fannie, Freddie Placed Under Conservatorship USATODAY– Sept. 8, 2008

And the collapse begins …

Lehman Files for Bankruptcy; Merrill Is Sold New York Times-Sep 15, 2008

There’s no end in sight …

US to Take Over AIG in $85 Billion Bailout Wall Street Journal-Sep 16, 2008

It keeps going …

WaMu Is Seized, Largest Failure in U.S. Banking History Wall Street Journal– Sep 26 2008

The government steps in …

Administration Is Seeking $700 Billion for Wall Street New York Times-Sep 22, 2008

Markets plunge …

U.S. Stocks Slide, Dow Plunges 777 Points MarketWatch, Sept. 29, 2008

Main Street is hit hard …

US Loses 533,000 Jobs in Biggest Drop Since 1974 New York Times-Dec 5, 2008

Stocks collapse …

Stocks end at 12-year lows CNN-Feb 27, 2009

The aid arrives …

House Passes $819B Stimulus Package FOX News-Jan 29, 2009

Things start to look up …

Stocks Move Higher as Industrial Production Rises Associated Press – Sept. 16, 2009

The grass gets greener …

Job Loss Pace Slows in April BusinessWeek-May 8, 2009

But scars remain …

US Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years New York Times-Nov 6, 2009

The costs mount …

Deficit tops $1 trillion again CNNMoney -Oct 17, 2010

Wall Street recovers …

Wall Street Sees Record Revenue in ’09-10 Bloomberg-Dec 13, 2010

Main Street suffers …

Lost Decade for Family Income Wall Street Journal-Sep 16, 2010

We’re on edge …

Dow Takes a Harrowing 1,010-Point Trip Wall Street Journal-May 6, 2010

More medicine arrives …

Fed to Buy $600 Billion in Treasuries to Aid Growth Bloomberg-Nov 3, 2010

Everyone is paranoid …

Fear of a Double Dip Recession Could Cause One New York Times-May 15, 2010

A new problem emerges …

Rising Gas and Food Prices Push US Inflation Higher New York Times-May 13, 2011

The pessimists win …

Gold Surges to Record on Outlook for Sagging Dollar, US Rates Bloomberg-Apr 27, 2011

Washington makes it worse …

S.& P. Downgrades Debt Rating of US for the First Time New York Times-Aug 5, 2011

Markets revolt …

Dow plummets 634 points amid downgrade backlash CBS News-Aug 8, 2011

But recovery emerges …

US Economy Gains Steam as 200,000 Jobs Are Added New York Times-Jan 6, 2012

Washington tries to screw it up …

The Fiscal Cliff and America’s Coming Recession Forbes-Nov 9, 2012

But recovery plows ahead …

DJIA Sets Inflation-Adjusted Record High Wall Street Journal-Dec 20, 2013

The financial crisis eases …

US unemployment rate falls to 5-year low of 7 percent The Star-Ledger– Dec 6, 2013

Again with Washington …

Government Shuts Down in Budget Impasse New York Times-Oct 1, 2013

A new trend arrives …

Oil prices plunge as production rises Washington Post-Oct 15, 2014

Recovery continues …

Hiring Is Strong and Jobless Rate Declines to 6.1% New York Times-Jul 3, 2014

Though it’s not perfect …

Still waiting for a pay raise? You’re not alone CNNMoney-Dec 4, 2014

Normalcy returns …

Fed Ends QE, Perks Up Labor Market Outlook Forbes– Oct 30, 2014

Crisis hits other parts of the world …

World markets plunge as China stocks crash CNNMoney-Aug 24, 2015

With a new boost …

Gas prices to fall below $2 for Thanksgiving USATODAY-Nov 23, 2015

A new panic …

Stock Turmoil: Dow Plummets =1000 Points at Open NBC News Aug 24, 2015

And here we are …

Fed raises interest rates, citing ongoing US recovery Reuters-Dec 16, 2015

Ready for what’s next.

Here’s to a great next decade.

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