Financial advisers and investors may want to heed some cautionary words from several economists at the Wharton School who think that the country's current economic recovery will remain a sluggish affair and, whenever it does stabilize, it will likely mark the beginning of a "new normal" that's less robust and prosperous than prior cyclical peaks.

An online business journal article published by the Wharton School titled "The Economy: When Will Happy Days Be Here Again?" implies that the next good times will be "years away," and won't be nearly as rewarding as they were in the past.

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