â¿¿ Stocks have rebounded: The Dow Jones industrial average reached an all-time high above 14,000 this week and has more than doubled from the low it hit in March 2009, during the financial crisis. That's increasing consumers' net worth and sense of well-being.A healthy housing market and a persistent stock market rally could spur consumer spending and a revival of growth and hiring at small companies, Regalia says.
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