"AMERICANS ARE TIGHTENING their belts." Hard to believe this statement is carrying the news headlines in a country known for its consumer spending. But, apparently, many all across the economic spectrum are beginning to feel the squeeze on their wallets. With rising food and gas prices, the credit and housing crunch, the federal government's urgent plan to give the economy an emergency jump-start, a volatile stock market, and an impending election, people are beginning to think twice about their pocketbooks and their purchases. And the global economy is feeling the tremors, too. One chief economist was quoted as saying, "The signals are flashing yellow."

The Sentinel is committed to standing watch over such issues. When a person's livelihood is at stake, and they find themselves at an impasse, it's often spiritual answers they seek and need.

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February 25, 2008

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