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(AP, JEANNINE AVERSA): It's official: The longest
recession the country has endured since World War II ended in June 2009,
according to a group that dates the beginning and end of recessions.
National Bureau of Economic Research, a panel of academic economists based in
Cambridge, Mass., says the recession lasted 18 months. It started in December
2007 and ended in June 2009. That was the longest of any recession since World
War II. Previously the longest postwar downturns were those in 1973-1975 and in
1981-1982. Both of those lasted 16 months.
Breaking News Alert The New York Times Thu, September 16, 2010 -- 1:25 PM
Senate Passes Small-Business Aid Bill, 61-38
Senate passed, by a vote of 61 to 38, a long-stalled measure to aid small
businesses with tax breaks and expanded credit, a victory for President Obama
after the bill was stalled for months by Republican opposition. The House
of Representatives has already passed a similar bill and is expected to
quickly approve the Senate's version.
Scaling up: women-owned businesses Women
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