President Obama meets construction workers after speaking at a Recovery Act highway project in Columbus, Ohio, in June.
by Scott Horsley
September 3, 2010
Whatever happened to recovery summer?
This was supposed to be the season the economy heated up, thanks to a wave of public works projects, funded by the government’s stimulus program. But summer is coming to an end, and the recovery has not taken root. (The Labor Department on Friday reported a slight rise in the unemployment rate to 9.6 percent in August as more people were looking for work.)