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Are you better off than you were eight years ago?

By Faiz Shakir on September 29, 2008 at 5:00 pm

"Are you better off than you were eight years ago?"


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Marcy Wheeler breaks down the numbers:

DOW January 19, 2001: 10,587.59
DOW September 29, 2008: 10,365.45

NASDAQ Jan 19, 2001 = 2770.38
NASDAQ September 29, 2008 = 1983.73

CPI, January 19, 2001: 175
CPI, September 29, 2008: 219

Dollar exchange with Euro, January 19, 2001: 1.068
Dollar exchange with Euro, September 29, 2008: .695


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