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What a Difference a Year Makes!

2003 Ends on Upbeat Economic Trends

One year ago today, America's economic confidence was low and heading even lower. The Rasmussen Consumer Index kept falling in the week after Christmas until it reached the lowest level of 2002 on the very last day of that year. At 93.8, the economic confidence of American consumers had fallen more than 30 points in nine months. Even as the new year began, economic confidence kept on falling until just 17% of Americans rated the economy as good or excellent. More than 40% said poor. That was in March, just before Operation Iraqi Freedom was launched.

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