Profile of a troubled economy

October 15, 2010: 3:00 AM ET

The numbers below explain why the economy is going to be under the weather for quite a while. 1 Homeowners have less equity and borrowing power. 2 Shareholders have smaller retirement accounts and less confidence. 3 There are fewer jobs. 4 Meanwhile, although industrial companies' cash holdings are at record levels, they're not rushing out to add U.S. workers.

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