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Shelter magazines and furniture and decor stores have been particularly hard-hit by the recession. “'The impression everybody in this industry seems to have is that because this economic meltdown started with the housing market, anything related to home got slammed first and worst, and that included home furnishings,' said Warren Shoulberg, the editor of Home Furnishings News, a trade publication. 'Other than the auto industry, I think the home furnishings industry has pretty much gotten hit the worst.'” [NYT]