We are starting to see the beginnings of a recovery, which we anticipate will extend through 2010 and 2011…volumes to recover due to destocking having run its course.

Al Stroucken, CEO Owens-Illinois, at an investor presentation on March 18: via Bloomberg

It’s very difficult to turn perceptions around once you’ve been through the proverbial economic wringer. Everything is colored by the fact that unemployment is near 10 percent. It doesn’t really matter what you ask, you’re going to get the same answer.

Mark Zandi, chief economist for Moody’s Economy.com: via Bloomberg

The economic data was better than expected, which along with the upcoming supply has underpinned some technical moves. There has been an unwind of swap spread wideners as investors are buying swaps and selling Treasuries.

Carl Lantz, head of interest-rate strategy in New York at Credit Suisse, a primary dealer: via Bloomberg

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