All the positive signs notwithstanding, thoughts that the slowly recovering economy is still a ways away from full health have begun to creep back into the minds of financial analysts and Bush administration officials, USA Today reports.

For the third straight year, seemingly strong indicators – this time rising sales, growing profits, higher volume in the investment sector and a rallying stock market – have combined to create a consensus that the bull market that dominated the Clinton era will return. The last two years, though, it didn’t happen.

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