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Recession and Recovery

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An upside to the downturn.

http://www.ft.com/graphicworld Part of "Stay on top of the World"; a series of animated and interactive 3D infographics covering economic and technology stories. From March 27-29 2012 commuters at New York's Grand Central Station can interact with the infographics as they are projected inside the station in 3D as part of the Financial Times latest brand campaign.

For more information about the campaign visit: http://www.ft.com/graphicworld

Recession shapes - Wikipedia
In a V-shaped recession, the economy suffers a sharp but brief period of economic decline with a clearly defined trough, followed by a strong recovery.

Early 1980s recession - Wikipedia
The early 1980s recession was a severe global economic recession that affected much of the developed world in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The United States and Japan exited the recession relatively early, but high unemployment would continue to affect other OECD nations until at least 1985.

Assessing U.S. Manufacturing's Recovery | Great Recession ...
With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, analysts and executives gut check U.S. industry.

Worse than the 1930s: America’s Great Recession and not so ...
We're quickly approaching a point in time when the Great Recession has officially done more to hurt economic growth than did the Great Depression.

Recession - Investopedia
A recession is a significant decline in activity across the economy lasting longer than a few months.

10 years after the recession began, have Americans recovered?
It's been ten years since the start of the Great Recession. That's an arbitrary anniversary, sure. But downturns need beginnings, and the National Bureau of Economic Research decided this one happened in December 2007, when employment peaked and started to head south -- for two long years.

The recovery from the Great Recession is now the second ...
The slow but steady recovery from the Great Recession just hit a milestone: It's tied for the second-longest economic expansion in American history. The recession ended in June 2009, which means the recovery is 106 months old through April of this year. That matches the expansion from 1961 to 1969 ...

US Business Cycle Expansions and Contractions
The NBER does not define a recession in terms of two consecutive quarters of decline in real GDP. Rather, a recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales.