Fed chairman Ben Bernanke has warned about a tough recovery ahead, in an interview with CNN.
The U.S. economy will most likely continue to recover, but it won't feel 'terrific' for a lot of Americans who will remain 'under financial stress'.
It will take many years for unemployment to return to historically normal levels.
Yet while everybody agrees that the budget deficit needs to be brought under control, it remains to be seen how, or if, this will be done. Even Bernanke isn't quite sure: