And even as the city's current fiscal picture has brightened, the outlook for the next few years is more discouraging.
But if income is considered the return on the money invested in factories, offices and equipment, the picture brightens.
Yet this bleak picture could brighten for all parties when and if the digital video disk makes its grand entrance.
Since the filing of the case, however, the picture has brightened for nearly every Boeing plane.
As it came down the lights in the room slowly dimmed, while the picture on the chart brightened.
While the market has appeared dismal since then, he says the picture is brightening.
But the picture has brightened somewhat through early February as retail sales for the first 10 days of the month perked up.
And, in fact, the subterranean picture has brightened considerably in recent years.
The Swedish economic picture has brightened significantly since the severe recession in the early 1990s.
In the last few years, however, the picture has brightened.