Awful news, everyone! Most Bay Area executives believe that the economy will get worse through 2009. But wait, it gets worse! The Bay Area Council surveyed 509 executives, and the results show that "four out of ten companies plan to cut jobs within six months." What's more, 41 percent of the fat cats also suspect that "the economy will get worse for the next 18 months to three years," predicting economic misfortune going well into the next decade. And while home prices have dramatically plunged across the Bay Area, forecasts like this might mean most of you wading in the middle-class pool won't be able to pay a mortgage anytime soon. In related news, you now need to register in order to post an 'erotic services' ad on Craigslist, and the cocaine retail biz is still a seller's market.