It's almost exactly four years since the financial crisis began to erupt. On March 21, 2007, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 12,278.73, as the first indications that the subprime mortgage market might crater had surfaced. On March 21, 2011, the Dow closed at 12,039.10, a mere difference of 1.95%.

And, as markets come back, nearly half of the nation's mutual fund executives say they are satisfied with the pay they are earning.

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