The economy, though taking its lumps, still grew 1%. And recession is officially staved off for another nine months, despite what some say/think. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080626/ap_on_bi_go_ec_fi/economy;_ylt=Atf1kK01pAwlSHB6bKGJMRKs0NUE "WASHINGTON - The economy turned in a better â€” but still subpar â€” performance in the first three months of this year, mostly spurred by stronger sales of U.S. products overseas. The 1 percent annualized increase in gross domestic product, announced by the Commerce Department on Thursday, marked a slight improvement from the government's previous estimate of 0.9 percent growth for the January-to-March quarter. And, it showed the economy logging stronger growth than the feeble 0.6 percent pace registered in the final three months of last year."