Some sectors are thriving, while others continue to struggle, putting different people in vastly different situations. NPR is following four people who will help illustrate the arc of the recovery.
The disappearance of three activists at a Chinese factory that makes Ivanka's products is the kind of scandal companies like to avoid.
When it was introduced a few years ago, Google Glass was labeled as the next big thing. But it flopped. Now, it's finding new uses with workers in manufacturing and other industries.
The state has been steadily losing manufacturing jobs for years. The issue is already playing a big part in the presidential campaign, and it could drive a lot of people to the polls on Tuesday.
Carrier's decision to shift manufacturing from the U.S. wasn't extraordinary, but a viral video of the announcement is having an impact on the presidential race and the debate over free trade.