Economists see in second-quarter report some signs that the groundwork is laid for an upturn.
A silver lining is the US economy shed fewer jobs in May than forecasters had predicted.
Several indicators offer hope that the recession might be finally nearing the bottom.
A 'stress test' aims to assess which banks would need help if the economy worsened.
At least 34 countries have plans, worth a total of $2.25 trillion.
With no investment banks and tighter regulation, experts see a less dynamic recovery ahead.
Job No. 1 for central bankers: restore confidence in markets.
A stronger US currency reduces inflation pressures, but American exports could run into head winds.