The Recession

Does the Rising Dow Point to Brighter Economic Times?

| by DeepDiveAdmin

Recent days have been filled with mixed economic news.

On the one hand, unemployment has just reached it's highest rate since 1983, but on the other hand, the Dow has been rising steadily for for four weeks, showing its strongest four-week performance since 1983.

So what does all of this mean for the U.S. economy? Are we on the road to recovery, or is the worst still yet to come?

NBC's Lester Holt speaks with CNBC's Mary Thompson.