Profile of a troubled economyOctober 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.