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People look at an electronic board showing the prices of Japan's Nikkei share average on October 28, 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.
GDP: 0.69%
Inflation: 1.57%
Unemployment: 4.05%
Markets: -42.45%
Gallon of gas: $5.78
Interest Rates: 0.3%

The sock market hits a 26-year low in October, and the government cuts interest rates for first time in more than seven years. It also unveils a $275 billion stimulus package, including loans for small and medium-sized businesses, as well as tax rebate checks to households.

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Last updated November 14 2008: 9:27 AM ET
Sources: IMF, national statistics offices, central banks, stock exchanges, AIRINC
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