Rather, a recession is a significant decline in economic activity spread across the economy, lasting more than a few months, normally visible in real GDP, real income, employment, industrial production, and wholesale-retail sales.
For more information, see the latest announcement from the NBER's Business Cycle Dating Committee, dated 9/20/10.
In the meantime, my very large Jewish family was already all married and well on their way to having lots and lots of children, and I felt like I was under tremendous peer pressure to get my life going already.
So I have two possible strategies at this point I'm sort of figuring out.
The internet and digital technologies are transforming our world.
But existing barriers online mean citizens miss out on goods and services, internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and businesses and governments cannot fully benefit from digital tools.
I was looking for somebody who was Jewish, because I am and that was important to me. I figure I'm attracted to maybe one out of 10 of those men, and there was no way I was going to deal with somebody who was an avid golfer.
I am constantly swimming in numbers, formulas and charts.
And if I want to start having children by the time I'm 35, that meant that I would have had to have been on my way to marriage five years ago. If my strategy was to least-expect my way into true love, then the variable that I had to deal with was serendipity.
In short, I was trying to figure out what's the probability of my finding Mr. Well, at the time I was living in the city of Philadelphia, and it's a big city, and I figured, in this entire place, there are lots of possibilities. Population of Philadelphia: it has 1.5 million people.
It's time to make the EU's single market fit for the digital age – tearing down regulatory walls and moving from 28 national markets to a single one.
This could contribute €415 billion per year to our economy and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs.