Vital Signs: How Bad Did It Get?

On tap: February employment and national non-manufacturing activity reports, January international trade, the Federal Reserve's Beige Book, and more

Just how soft is the economy? More bad news on housing, subprime lending, and manufacturing, along with remarks by former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan that a U.S. economic recession is possible in 2007 and sharp sell offs among global stock markets, have investors feeling jittery about prospects going forward. The recent events will only ratchet up the importance of the Mar. 9 employment report.

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