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Business is Still Booming for Psychics

Kellene Stockwell
Channel 2 News

The slumping economy has cost many people their jobs. But there appears to be at least one profession that's actually cashing in on the nation's economic woes.

Skepticism often plagues the business of fortune telling, but in these tough economic times, many are putting apprehension aside in the hopes of seeing what's in the cards for their economic futures.

Astrologer Randy Goldberg says he's gone from seeing two to three clients a day to as many as nine.

No longer is love the top query. "They're curious about what's going to happen to the market, what the economic future of the U.S. is looking like in the next couple of years...they want to know about the job market."

Donna Marie Artuso is one of Goldberg's clients. She says she's well aware of how psychics are perceived. But after being laid off recently, she says she's found comfort in Goldberg's latest prediction. "Randy thinks I'm going to re-invent myself and have a new career."

The American Association of Psychics agrees the slumping economy has sparked a noticeable increase in business.

Psychology professor Dr. Stanley Krippner says he's not surprised by the psychic business boom. "There's psychological and anthropological literature on this topic showing that people do go to psychics more and more frequently during times of economic distress or national emergency."

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