NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The stock market has a lot to worry about these days. The latest albatross has been the persistent Greek debt crisis, not to mention low employment and weak housing data.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average is down almost 1,000 points from its late-April highs of the year. With this precarious backdrop, TheStreet asked business executives the following question. In light of weaker-than-expected economic data, are you planning for a double-dip recession? If so, what steps are you taking?
Bankrate (RATE - Get Report) CEO Tom Evans, whose company's shares began trading Friday, said: "I think it's a segregated economy to be honest. For the 80% of the people that are not upside down on their houses and have jobs -- the world's their oyster. It's a very competitive environment for their business. For the 20% of the people that don't have a job, that are upside down on their house that have poor quality -- it's a very challenging environment for them to get a financial product.
newly public Fusion-io (FIO) TheStreet day of the company's IPO
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