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The map might say you've got a mile left of paved highway. But when you're sliding throug a muddy, dirt road, forget the map. You know it's time to step on the brakes.
The mend and women at the helms of Michigan's publicly traded and fastest-growing privately held companies have been standing on the brakes to their companies' operations since at least this past September.
The nation's economic mapmakers may have been hemming and hawing then about whether or not we were technically in a recession. But the people steering Michigan's top companies had seen sales and earnings growth end months before.
In fact, Michigan's corporate leaders started applying the brakes a year ago, when they reported in the 1990 Michigan 100 Business Confidence Index survey the most pessimistic outlooks and business plans for the upcoming year since surveys taken during the recession years of the early 1980s.
But this year, they've slowed even more.
The 10th annual Business Confidence Index survey of the senior officers of the …