cristinew Posted September 15, 2012 Report Share Posted September 15, 2012 Who remembers four years ago? =========== September 2008: Monday, September 15, 2008, Lehman Brothers declared bankruptcy. The Dow dropped 504.48 points. September 29, 2008 The Dow fell 777.68 points, the most in any single day in history. Unemployment rate on Election Day 2008 – 6.5% On Obama’s Inauguration Day - 7.3% Stock Market Closing Prices – January 20, 2009 Dow Jones Industrial Average ( DJIA ) Close - 7949 Nasdaq Stock Market Close - 1440 S&P 500 Close - 805 The Bush Recession was rapidly hitting the fan before Obama took office. Soon afterwards, Obama's economic stimulus plan started to create the confidence needed to stop the panic. On July 24, 2009, the Dow reached a higher high, closing at 9,093.24 What happened since? October 2009: Peak Unemployment Rate – 10% Current Unemployment Rate – 8.3% Stock Market Closing Prices - September 5, 2012 Dow Jones Close - 13047 S&P 500 Close - 1403 NASDAQ Close - 3069 It looks like we’re better off now than four years ago, and headed in the right direction. If.... We don’t give it all back to the Republicans and go backwards to the same failed policies. ======================= January 20, 2009 Dow Jones Close – 7949 September 5 2012 Dow Jones Close - 13047 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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