Mary Jo Cooper, 82, waits for customers at Bill's Sport Shop - where she has worked for 50 years - in downtown Leadville, Colorado. Cooper says sales have dropped dramatically in the last 12 months
Mary Jo Cooper, 82, waits for customers at Bill's Sport Shop - where she has worked for 50 years - in downtown Leadville, Colorado. Cooper says sales have dropped dramatically in the last 12 months Michael Tercha / Chicago Tribune / MCT
Mary Jo Cooper, 82, waits for customers at Bill's Sport Shop - where she has worked for 50 years - in downtown Leadville, Colorado. Cooper says sales have dropped dramatically in the last 12 months Michael Tercha / Chicago Tribune / MCT

Consumers unlikely to start spending again soon

September 19, 2008 6:48 PM