A pedestrian walks past a now closed store in the Allston neighborhood of Boston

 
A pedestrian walks past a now closed store in the Allston neighborhood of Boston
A pedestrian walks past a now closed store in the Allston neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts March 31, 2009. U.S. consumer confidence rose slightly in March but remained near record lows as the economy remained weak and job prospects grew increasingly uncertain. REUTERS/Brian Snyder (UNITED STATES BUSINESS)