Many parts of the U.S. economy are showing signs of life, while others have stopped worsening. A few sectors, such as exports, are weakening, according to The Economist. "But economic recovery doesn't have to wait for all of America's imbalances to be corrected," the magazine notes. "It only needs the process to advance far enough for the normal cyclical forces of employment, income and spending to take hold. ... it now seems that, at last, they have."