So where is the economy and how is it affecting the jewelry industry? While I have never professed to be an economist, I am a small business owner and a family man with college-aged children, and that makes me a semi- professional versed in real economics. I am tired of turning on news reports telling us that in spite of rising fuel costs, food prices, education, and health care, the economy is healthy. Sorry, but those are the four categories that have hit me and the majority of my friends and family the hardest in the past few years. I am on the streets and travel around the country talking to jewelers and most lament the same economic woes that this article will cover...
So where is the economy and how is it affecting the jewelry industry? While I have never professed to be an economist, I am a small business owner and a family man with college-aged children, and that makes me a semi- professional versed in real economics. I am tired of turning on news reports telling us that in spite of rising fuel costs, food prices, education, and health care, the economy is healthy. Sorry, but those are the four categories that have hit me and the majority of my friends and family the hardest in the past few years. I am on the streets and travel around the country talking to jewelers and most lament the same economic woes that this article will cover...

Economic Report

Posted on September 1, 2007 by Richard B. Drucker, GG

So where is the economy and how is it affecting the jewelry industry? While I have never professed to be an economist, I am a small business owner and a family man with college-aged children, and that makes me a semi- professional versed in real economics. I am tired of turning on news reports telling us that in spite of rising fuel costs, food prices, education, and health care, the economy is healthy. Sorry, but those are the four categories that have hit me and the majority of my friends and family the hardest in the past few years. I am on the streets and travel around the country talking to jewelers and most lament the same economic woes that this article will cover...

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