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October 6, 2008

All Business: Bailout won't be an economic cure all

  • The economy seems nearly dead, and things could get worse before they improve — even with Washington's help.
    AP Business Writer

    NEW YORK — Now that the government has decided it will spend $700 billion to get the economy started again, don't expect immediate results.

    It's a little bit like those ads for protein drinks that show skinny milquetoasts turning into Schwarzeneggers in 60 days — you want it to be true, but you know in your heart it will take months or years of sweating in the gym to pack on that kind of muscle.

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