I am still not buying into this theory that the economy is recovering. O'Reilly gave Obama a B on his economic policy, he gets a D- from me. Business has gone bare bones, there is very few they can lay off anymore and still keep their doors open. Even if they have the capitol to expand and hire they fear doing so as they are uncertain about what Health Care Reform and Cap and Trade are going to do to them. Obama has surrounded himself with academics and intellectuals. According to Senator Hatch he has no one in his administration that has ever operated a business, met a payroll or has ANY experience in the private sector. The private sector is the economic engine of this country, and Obama listens to no-one that has that experience and practical knowledge. Initial Jobless Claims Average in U.S. Falls to One-Year Low - Bloomberg.com Dec. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The average number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits over the past four weeks dropped to a one-year low, indicating companies are gaining confidence as the economy recovers. The four-week average declined to 473,750 last week from 481,500, Labor Department figures showed today in Washington. Initial jobless claims, which are more volatile, unexpectedly rose by 17,000 to 474,000 in the week ended Dec. 5.