August stock gains may not hold in September


Though the S&P 500 posted its sixth straight monthly gain in August, happy days are not here again.

Unemployment is expected to top 10 percent before the end of the year. Commercial real estate markets may be the next thing to implode the balance sheets of the nation's financial institutions. Cash for Clunkers boosted the automotive industry prompting the Big Three and its competitors to do something unthinkable even a few months ago -- recall laid off workers and increase production.