The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator fell to 41.5 in July from 44 in June and 46.6 in May...

|By:, SA News Editor

The Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator fell to 41.5 in July from 44 in June and 46.6 in May - that's the largest two-month decline since the fall of '08. In addition to the debt ceiling standoff, high oil prices, a soft housing market, and weak corporate earnings also hurt sentiment. Today's manufacturing data probably won't help matters.