A look at developments in the American economy for the month of April.
April 6, 2012 Justin Stuhr works as a welder at Ole Hickory Pits in Cape Girardeau, Mo. As a veteran, he was hired through Missouri's Show-Me Heroes program launched in 2010. The Southeast Missourian reports that 1,500 veterans have been hired, and 1,834 companies have agreed to participate in the program. Fred Lynch/The Southeast Missourian via AP Buy Photo