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Obama trumpets signs of improvement

Jobless rate dips; GOP criticizes economic policies

“Today, we’re pointed in the right direction,’’ President Obama said yesterday at the White House. “Today, we’re pointed in the right direction,’’ President Obama said yesterday at the White House. (Alex Brandon/Associated Press)
Globe Staff and Associated Press / August 8, 2009

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WASHINGTON - President Obama, armed with welcome - and somewhat surprising - evidence of an economic recovery, declared yesterday that “the worst may be behind us.’’ (Full article: 557 words)

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