2009 The Year We Started Selling Online
Know What Else? Ongoing financial crisis and recession which began in late 2007 continued with many calling it the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s causing house prices to decline, and unemployment to increase. In 2009 governments in the US and around the world pumped trillions of dollars into the financial system and into the economies hoping to avert another Great Depression and by the end of 2009 although unemployment had continued to increase, markets had recovered and most thought the worst was over. The World Health Organization declared H1N1 influenza strain, commonly referred to as "swine flu", as a global pandemic. Michael Jackson died in strange circumstances and brings worldwide outpouring of grief. The top two selling movies in 2009 were "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs" And these were listed!