Mixed signals

All Hail ye mountain solitudes! Ye wilds

Untrodden by the city’s noisy crowd!

I come to dwell with you

reject me not,

For I have lov’d you with an earnest love...

-- Lysander, Spirits of the Wilderness, by Thomas Cole


It’s hard to evaluate an economic landscape whose prospects seem sunny at one moment and cloudy the next. Like ours.

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