World Bank: "World economy could shrink for first time since 1945"

As the recession spreads far beyond the borders of the United States, both rich and poor countries will suffer a slump of unprecedented scale, the Bank said in its latest review of the world’s economic prospects. Global trade, the real engine of wealth generation, will contract for the first time since 1982.

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Then you can read about Merrill Lynch cutting 30-35,000 jobs here.

Then, after that, you can read about how the U.N. says that the economy is the worst since the 1930s.

If these don’t perk you up, I don’t know what will.

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