Published: January 12, 2011
In this Dec. 24, 2010 photograph Cowboy Maloney's Electric City sales associate Bennett Chandler, right, shows off the features of a new front loading dryer to Noel Freeman of Terry, Miss., during a visit to the appliance store in Jackson, Miss. The U.S. economy ended last year on an encouraging note, with all parts of the country showing improvements. Factories produced more, shoppers spent more and companies hired more. All those signs point to a stronger economy in 2011.