The Stock Market Rout Can't Breach the U.S. Consumer Firewall

How long that can last may be another question.

Financial Markets Suffering 'Teenage Angst:' Maher

As the dot-com bubble burst, then-Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan said the last firewall between the U.S. economy and a recession is consumer confidence. Given the market's plunge this year, will it hold now?

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