GDP nosedives 6.3 percent - worst plunge since 1982

Investors may want to view the fourth quarter 2008 gross domestic product report this way: The worst is over. Or, at least it better be, for the good of all involved.

The nation's economy contracted 6.3 percent in Q4 2008 -- its biggest decline in a generation, the U.S. Commerce Department announced Thursday, as every major sector experienced a commercial pullback.