The article discusses the challenges facing the hardwood flooring industry in the U.S. in 2012. It says that business owners will likely experience another challenging year as the resulting financial squeeze lessens commercial activity. According to Moody's Analytics managing director Sophia Koropeckyj, wage growth is very slow and unemployment remains high. The difficulty experienced by business owners in finding the workers they need is also discussed.
IMF. (2010). Navigating the fiscal challenges ahead. World Economic and Financial Surveys: Fiscal Monitor.