[IMGCAP(1)]More than three years after the official end to the recession considered the worst since the Great Depression, U.S. businesses are recovering but not recovered. 

Privately held companies in the U.S. are generating average annual sales growth of around 6 percent, and profit margins on average are at a five-year high. The Dow Jones Industrial Average of major, publicly traded U.S. companies recently traded at a five-year high, and the U.S. economy continues to post positive – if small – gains.

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