Oil

Embargo

1981-82
Recession

S&L
Crisis

Tech Bubble
& 9/11

Q3 2001
-1.4%

Q4 1990
-2.99%

Q3 1974
Q4 1970 -3.82%
-4.22%

Q4 2008
-6.25%

Q2 1980
-7.83%
Mar-1970

Mar-1975

Mar-1980

Credit
Crisis

Mar-1985

Mar-1990

Mar-1995

Mar-2000

Mar-2005 Today

December ‘82
10.8%
May ‘75
9.0%

February ‘09
8.1%

June ‘92
7.8%

June ‘03
6.3%

August ‘71
6.1%
May ‘79
5.6%
March ‘73
4.9%

March ‘89
5.0%
April ‘00
3.8%

March ‘07
4.4%

Mar-1970 Mar-1974 Mar-1978 Mar-1982 Mar-1986 Mar-1990 Mar-1994 Mar-1998 Mar-2002 Mar-2006 Today

Market Peak

Current Level

Mar-1970 Mar-1974 Mar-1978 Mar-1982 Mar-1986 Mar-1990 Mar-1994 Mar-1998 Mar-2002 Mar-2006 Today

$244,700
$229,600

$227,700

$223,200

$196,000
$180,200
$164,800
$138,600

1995

1996

$145,900

1997

1998

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008

stop
start

have
want?

54%
47%

44%

44%
40%
31%

20%

22%

15%
8%

1999

2003

2005

2007

2008

Is this the result of the
economy or a consumer shift?
US
metropolitan
newspapers ceased
printing in
the last year

 Rocky Mountain News
 Baltimore Examiner
 Kentucky Post
 Cincinnati Post
 King County Journal
 Union City Register
 Capital Times
 Halifax Daily News
 Albuquerque Tribune
 South Idaho Press
 San Juan Star

175,000,000

100,000,000

50,000,000

1,000,000

2004

5,500,000

2005

12,000,000

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

$2,700,000,000

2010

$2,400,000,000

2009

$2,020,000,000

$1,560,000,000

2008

2007

2006

$920,000,000

$350,000,000

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