The Gloomy Side of the Street

They don't call it the dismal science for nothing. While Wall Street nears multiyear highs, some economists make the case for recession

What September sell-off? On Sept. 15, the Dow Jones industrial average rallied to within 170 points of its all-time high, while a fresh batch of data suggested a firm economy with modest inflation. So far, the stock market's historically worst month isn't exactly matching its bearish reputation.

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