America's road to economic recovery has been long and slow -- and uneven. Some parts of the country are doing a lot worse than others. It's a pattern that shows up in the jobs numbers, poverty rates, foreclosures. But if you want a quick, simple gauge of how any part of the U.S. is doing economically, just look at its median household income.
In a one-on-one interview with DailyFinance, Paul Mitchell CEO John Paul DeJoria discusses the hair-care industry, his philanthropy efforts and why the company won't go public. "If Paul Mitchell went open market, I'd double my business overnight. But I always said that if we were lucky enough to make it, we'll be the only ones that never sold you out."