There's a load of bad news: Consumer prices have dropped 1.7% last month, housing starts have dropped 18.9% ("the lowest since the government started compiling statistics in 1959"), Best Buy is offering workers voluntary severance to most of its corporate workers... Which means the Federal Reserve is poised to cut interest rates again. It's believed the Fed will cut 50 basis points from the base rate, which would then be 0.5%. CNBC reports, "Market watchers are hoping the Fed will signal quantitative easing measures, which essentially involves printing more money, to restore growth and signal an end to the ongoing recession."