Survey Predicts Economic Recovery in '09

Although professional forecasters predict unemployment will increase and gross domestic product will decrease in the first half of 2009, they say economic activity is expected to go up in the second half of the year, and that 2010 will see above-trend growth of 3.1 percent.  

The group surveyed by the National Association of Business Economists attribute the predicted recovery to the Obama administration's $787 billion economic stimulus plan.