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So, here's what happened.

We got excited about housing ...

Home prices posted solid gains in 2005 CNNMoney.com -Feb 17, 2006

Some didn't think it would ever end ....

Experts see no housing bubble San Francisco Chronicle-Feb 12, 2005

It made everyone happy ...

Confidence hits three-year high CNN-Jun 29, 2005 

But cracks were forming ...

Gas Prices Surge as Supply Drops New York Times-Sep 2, 2005

Some saw doom ...

Countdown to a Meltdown The Atlantic-Jul 1, 2005

Things began to change ...

Risky home loan standards tightening CNNMoney.com-Jan 7, 2006

The tide began rolling out ...

Desperation Sets In While Homes Sit With No Offers USATODAY, Oct. 26, 2006

Reality began to set in ...

New Century, Biggest Subprime Casualty, Goes Bankrupt Bloomberg-Apr 4, 2007

Fear spreads ...

BNP Paribas Freezes Funds as Loan Losses Roil Markets Bloomberg-Aug 11, 2007

Most remain calm ...

Bernanke: Subprime Woes Won't Seriously Hurt Economy CNBC-May 18, 2007

But even as wealth surges ...

Finally! Dow finishes above 14000 CNNMoney.com-Jul 19, 2007

The clouds darken ...

Recession Fears Weigh Heavily On the Markets Wall Street Journal-Nov 25, 2007

The big guns come out ...

Markets Soar After Fed Cuts Key Rate by a Half Point New York Times – Sep 18, 2007

But it's not enough ...

Home prices post record decline CNNMoney.com-Dec 28, 2007

Risks emerge ...

Bear Stearns Bailed Out by Fed, JPMorgan - Associated Press - March 14, 2008

The losses spread ...

Fannie, Freddie Placed Under Conservatorship USATODAY- Sept. 8, 2008

And the collapse begins ...

Lehman Files for Bankruptcy; Merrill Is Sold New York Times-Sep 15, 2008

There's no end in sight ...

US to Take Over AIG in $85 Billion Bailout Wall Street Journal-Sep 16, 2008

It keeps going ...

WaMu Is Seized, Largest Failure in U.S. Banking History Wall Street Journal- Sep 26 2008

The government steps in ...

Administration Is Seeking $700 Billion for Wall Street New York Times-Sep 22, 2008

Markets plunge ...

U.S. Stocks Slide, Dow Plunges 777 Points MarketWatch, Sept. 29, 2008

Main Street is hit hard ...

US Loses 533,000 Jobs in Biggest Drop Since 1974 New York Times-Dec 5, 2008

Stocks collapse ...

Stocks end at 12-year lows CNN-Feb 27, 2009

The aid arrives ...

House Passes $819B Stimulus Package FOX News-Jan 29, 2009

Things start to look up ...

Stocks Move Higher as Industrial Production Rises Associated Press - Sept. 16, 2009 

The grass gets greener ...

Job Loss Pace Slows in April BusinessWeek-May 8, 2009

But scars remain ...

US Unemployment Rate Hits 10.2%, Highest in 26 Years New York Times-Nov 6, 2009

The costs mount ...

Deficit tops $1 trillion again CNNMoney -Oct 17, 2010

Wall Street recovers ...

Wall Street Sees Record Revenue in '09-10 Bloomberg-Dec 13, 2010

Main Street suffers ...

Lost Decade for Family Income Wall Street Journal-Sep 16, 2010

We're on edge ...

Dow Takes a Harrowing 1,010-Point Trip Wall Street Journal-May 6, 2010

More medicine arrives ...

Fed to Buy $600 Billion in Treasuries to Aid Growth Bloomberg-Nov 3, 2010

Everyone is paranoid ...

Fear of a Double Dip Recession Could Cause One New York Times-May 15, 2010

A new problem emerges ...

Rising Gas and Food Prices Push US Inflation Higher New York Times-May 13, 2011

The pessimists win ...

Gold Surges to Record on Outlook for Sagging Dollar, US Rates Bloomberg-Apr 27, 2011

Washington makes it worse ...

S.& P. Downgrades Debt Rating of US for the First Time New York Times-Aug 5, 2011

Markets revolt ...

Dow plummets 634 points amid downgrade backlash CBS News-Aug 8, 2011

But recovery emerges ...

US Economy Gains Steam as 200,000 Jobs Are Added New York Times-Jan 6, 2012

Washington tries to screw it up ...

The Fiscal Cliff and America's Coming Recession Forbes-Nov 9, 2012

But recovery plows ahead ...

DJIA Sets Inflation-Adjusted Record High Wall Street Journal-Dec 20, 2013

The financial crisis eases ...

US unemployment rate falls to 5-year low of 7 percent The Star-Ledger- Dec 6, 2013

Again with Washington ...

Government Shuts Down in Budget Impasse New York Times-Oct 1, 2013

A new trend arrives ...

Oil prices plunge as production rises Washington Post-Oct 15, 2014

Recovery continues ...

Hiring Is Strong and Jobless Rate Declines to 6.1% New York Times-Jul 3, 2014

Though it's not perfect ...

Still waiting for a pay raise? You're not alone CNNMoney-Dec 4, 2014

Normalcy returns ...

Fed Ends QE, Perks Up Labor Market Outlook Forbes- Oct 30, 2014

Crisis hits other parts of the world ...

World markets plunge as China stocks crash CNNMoney-Aug 24, 2015

With a new boost ...

Gas prices to fall below $2 for Thanksgiving USATODAY-Nov 23, 2015

A new panic ...

Stock Turmoil: Dow Plummets =1000 Points at Open NBC News Aug 24, 2015

And here we are ...

Fed raises interest rates, citing ongoing US recovery Reuters-Dec 16, 2015

Ready for what's next.

Here's to a great next decade.

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