Obama celebrates 50th birthday amid US economic woes
US President Barack Obama has been celebrating his 50th birthday amid the country's increasing economic troubles.
Despite the just-ended federal debt dispute, latest figures show the US suffered more job losses in July than in the last 16 months and consumer confidence is at an all-time low.
Friday's unemployment figures are expected to bring further bad news.
Mark Mardell reports from Washington.
04 Aug 2011
- From the section US & Canada