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The economy is showing signs of fumbling the recovery. Despite the wave of Black Friday shoppers -- who only braved the cold and the crowds for the sake of a $20 Blu-ray player -- everything isn't totally peachy out there. What happens if eurozone ministers fail to come to an agreement when they meet again on Monday?
Won't the global markets falter again, if Europe's still a mess? Reuters reports that the eurozone economy is on pace for its softest quarter in more than three years, going by business surveys that reveal growing layoffs and shrinking order books this month.
The news isn't just iffy on the macro level. There are also more than a few companies that aren't pulling their own weight in this supposed economic recovery.
Plenty of names are posting lower earnings than they did a year ago. Let's go over a few of the companies that are expected to go the wrong way on the bottom line next week.