When the overrwhelming topic is financial troubles, there are some who benefit. It looks like CNBC is thriving despite Jon Stewart's attacks (which I find very funny, BTW).
Similarly, I was very impressed with Mint's numbers analyzed by SAI. $8 – 10m in sales in 2009 is very solid. Another company which should be thriving these days is Prosper. Too bad that it has not been accepting new lenders since November.
My former partner Steve Richmond is launching a new startup, GoalSpring, going after a similar opportunity. There are opportunities in every market condition.