- 06.06.13 12:52 PM EDT
Americans have recently been hit with a barrage of very positive-sounding economic news: Consumer confidence is at a 5-year high. The stock market is breaking records left and right. Housing prices are up more this year than in the past 7.
So are we out of the woods? Not yet. A few things need to happen or keep happening for the recovery to keep chugging along.