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Judy and Bob Dienell review their financial statements in Braselton, Ga. (AP Photo/John Amis)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Americans who were afraid to open their 401(k) statements during the recession are finding good news inside the envelope now: For the most part, their accounts have come all the way back and then some.

Nine in 10 of the popular retirement plans are at least back to where they were in October 2007, the peak of the stock market. Since the bull market began in March 2009, stocks have almost doubled.

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