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Things are looking up in the economy, but not everything (2 photos)

Compiled by JJ Feinauer, Deseret News

Published: Thursday, July 31 2014 9:10 a.m. MDT

In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. The U.S. economy finally regained the jobs lost during the Great Recession, but the comeback is far from complete.

In this Jan. 22, 2014, file photo, job seekers sign in before meeting prospective employers during a career fair at a hotel in Dallas. The U.S. economy finally regained the jobs lost during the Great Recession, but the comeback is far from complete. (LM Otero, Associated Press)

News on the economy once again takes a positive turn, with the private research institute The Conference Board reporting that American consumer confidence has reached heights not seen since October 2007, roughly one year before what many consider to be the start of the Great Recession.

News on the economy once again takes a positive turn, with the private research institute The Conference Board reporting that American consumer confidence has reached heights not seen since October 2007, roughly one year before what many consider to be the start of the Great Recession. (©istockphoto.com/jpa1999)