By Matt Ferguson, CEO of CareerBuilder
The U.S. economy experienced its share of ups and downs in 2013. Yet as the year comes to a close, the economy is showing signs of improvement that should continue into 2014. The housing sector is rebounding, the stock market has hit new highs, consumer spending is up and unemployment is at its lowest in five years. Even with these positive indicators, the debt issues in Washington will continue to play a role in impeding a more accelerated jobs recovery.