The economy's not as bad as you might think, and this Black Friday is going to prove it, says one researcher.
"Retailers will come out OK" on one of the biggest shopping days of the year, said Joseph Haslag, economist at the University of Missouri-Columbia. "The numbers may not be great; they won't be horrible. There won't be any reason to walk away from Friday's numbers thinking the economy is in dire straits."
Predictions like that ought to make retailers sleep a little easier. On Tuesday, one of them, the nation's … Read more