Small-business owners who say that the way they run their businesses will be “forever changed as a result of the recession”

Citibank Small Business Banking Survey, August 2010


Increase in Pending Home Sales Index based on contracts signed in July

National Association of Realtors

27.1 million

Number of appliance units shipped during the first five months of 2010, up 2.5% compared with January-May 2009

Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers


Number of seasonally adjusted applications for state unemployment benefits

U.S. Dept. of Labor