(NECN/CNN) - The year began with a battered economy trying to limp back to life. There have been some glimmers of hope, but still the missing piece -- jobs.
With an unemployment rate hovering at just below 10%, millions of people are out of work. While the recession is finally over, the President took some hits for not getting the economy back quickly.
A lack of confidence in paper currencies has send gold prices through the roof.
The Fed has kept interest rates at historically low levels.
Here's a look back at what happened in the business world in 2010.