Perfectly timed to coincide with Independence Day, latest figures show the US economy and jobs market is firmly back on a growth track, after recent years of tentative stop-start. The latest jobless rate fell to 6.1% – the lowest level since 2008, and the DOW broke through to a record at just over 17,000. Especially key, June saw the creation of 288,000 new jobs in the private sector (excluding farm workers) which clearly bodes well for businesses in technology, manufacturing sna services.1% growth per quarter is now being projected for the remainder of the year, so hopefully we are in for a busy second half of 2014.