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Economy showing signs of improvement

Posted Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at 10:54 AM

I am so encouraged by the stories I've covered this week! My last two stories talk about key economic indicators pointing the way to better days ahead.

In today's paper, you'll read that auto dealers nationwide and here locally are experiencing record sales this spring. http://www.semissourian.com/story/162814...

For tomorrow, I'm working on a story about a Moody's Economy.com and msnbc.com study showing the Cape Girardeau-Jackson metro area is one of only 16 metro areas in the nation that showed job growth in February. You can read more online now: http://www.semissourian.com/business/

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Three signs that the economy is not recovering:

1. Forclosure rates are spiking

2. Unemployment rates are still high

3. The price of gold continues to rise

-- Posted by Lumpy on Wed, Apr 21, 2010, at 5:37 PM

i wonder if those 125 people just laid off from blue cross blue shield think the economy is improving? folks the economy is not improving. we have to have people working in order to make the economy improve and people are being laid off in record numbers all across the country. (this is not hiring prople to work is is laying them off from working) almost evey corporation in the country is laying off people from their jobs.

nuff said, have a great day and enjoy good health.

-- Posted by Next Candidate for Mayor on Thu, Apr 22, 2010, at 8:10 AM

Yep, it is all a giant conspiracy . Of course there will always be exceptions, such as Anthem. I speak with a lot of area businesses, and a lot of them are saying the same thing. Plus, there does seem to be more openings in the region.

-- Posted by almighty on Thu, Apr 22, 2010, at 8:38 AM

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Melissa Miller is business editor at The Southeast Missourian. A graduate of the University of Missouri Journalism School, she's worked as a reporter, photographer, editor and as the executive director of two not-for-profit organizations. After living in Michigan and then Indiana, she moved back to her hometown of Jackson, Mo. In addition to writing daily stories for The Southeast Missourian, Melissa coordinates editorial content each month for Business Today. Business Today is a monthly publication for southeast Missouri's business community. Monthly themes include health care, agriculture, women in business, technology and more. Business Today is direct mailed to business owner and managers throughout southeast Missouri and southern Illinois. Follow her updates on local business developments at www.twitter.com/semissourianbiz or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MelissaMillerSoutheastMissourian

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