11 Things to Celebrate as 2009 Comes to a Close

Things aren’t all bad. The markets rebounded, consumer-electronic prices are plummeting, foods are getting healthier and fewer people are dying on our roads. What’s on your list?

From the Kiplinger Washington Editors

We’ve had a rough year, yes, and the gloom gathers still. The jobless rate, at 10.2%, is the highest it has been in almost 27 years, and it isn">the longest and steepest recession since World War II is over. And though the recovery likely will be long and difficult, we note 11 significant developments and trends to be thankful for as the holidays approach. See whether you agree, and offer your own reasons to be thankful in the comment box below.

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