The news has become repetitious. Economic crises, unemployment rates, recession, your neighbor losing his house and the clothes off his back. It is relevant news, but feels like old news. Finally, as the Holiday Season takes off, we are glad to hear that the economy is on the upswing. Nielson Business Media reports that, as of October, sales in U.S. chain store such as J.C. Penny, Target, and Costco, are up 2.1 percent, the strongest » read more.