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Byline: Tim Hughes
May 10--It seems as though the economy is reliving the movie "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly."
Many of us have been concerned with the state of the economy in the last year and the effect it has had on our financial well-being. Although the economy is by no means out of the woods, we are beginning to see signs of recovery. Let's talk first about the good news.
The Good: The real gross domestic product index grew at an annual rate of 2.0 percent in the first quarter. Although a significantly slower pace than last year, 2 percent growth is respectable in historic measure.
Also, the latest report on housing starts showed a …