dapd, Sebastian Widmann September 13, 2013 10:00 AM
To measure how much has changed since that fateful month five years ago when Wall Street nearly collapsed and Washington launched a vast bailout program to save the economy, we assembled then-and- now figures on 15 key economic indicators. Slightly more than half of these indicators show an improvement since the fall of 2008. Yet jobs remain harder to find and incomes are down, which is why many middle-class Americans feel left out of the recovery. Here’s how the economy measures up today, compared with September 2008.