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faces of worried people When asked about how confident they are about their own economic situation, two thirds of people are only “somewhat” confident—they can manage their bills comfortably enough. (Photo: Shutterstock)

For many Americans, the American dream is receding into the distance as worries about the possibility of recession in the next year loom.

Marlene Satter

Marlene Y. Satter has worked in and written about the financial industry for decades.

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