03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Main Street Lags Far Behind Wall Street In Recession Recovery

On the one hand, the Dow Jones industrial average once again danced around 10,000 last week. If U.S. gross domestic product rebounds as expected on Oct. 29 and turns positive for the first time in 15 months, it would confirm that the recession ended in the third quarter, at least statistically.

Meanwhile, back on Main Street U.S.A., the picture is drastically different.

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