By: Janet Harrah
The economic news of doom and gloom over the past few years is well documented. High rates of unemployment, declining home sales and prices, declining tax revenues, rising deficit spending, rising gas prices and Europe’s debt crisis are among the negative news of recent years. Now that the recession is officially over is there any good economic news? The answer to that question depends on your point of view. The economy has been improving over the past year, but full recovery is still some distance in the future. So it’s the age old question: is the glass half full or half empty? In this posting, we are going to take the point of view of the half full glass.