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A Few Reasons to Look Forward to 2010

Time to bid farewell to the "awful aughties", a lost decade of zero job creation and zero stock growth. The '00s began with the tech bubble and 9/11 and ended with 10 percent unemployment and a federal government that seems to believe it can spend its way out of any problem.

In economic terms, the Unites States may be back to where it was at the end of the Clinton Administration. But the country is still standing. And there are a few indicators which suggest that we can be cautiously optimistic for the next year, and hopefully decade, ahead.

Let's start with 2010:

Are you looking forward to 2010? By 2019, will new economic developments make the "awful aughties" seem like a distant memory? Share your thoughts below.

And have a Happy New Year!