New jobs and energy gains helping lift US economy

 
Associated Press
Posted5/5/2013 5:52 PM
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  • Alan Krueger, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, speaks to the media last November about middle class tax cuts and spending during a White House news briefing in Washington.

    Alan Krueger, Chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, speaks to the media last November about middle class tax cuts and spending during a White House news briefing in Washington. ASSOCIATED PRESS

A stronger-than-expected April rebound in job creation and recent dramatic discoveries of vast U.S. oil and gas reserves are helping to lift the American economy out its long funk. The economic good news is also drawing attention to the importance of private-sector innovation rather than government policy in fostering growth.

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