washingtonpost.com – Uneven recovery There are two American economies right now: big cities and everyone else. PALO ALTO, Calif. – Monday traffic is brutal on U.S. 101 between San Francisco and San Jose, choking the commute to Google and Facebook and hundreds of startups you’ve never heard of. Tuesday and Wednesday are worse, the regular drivers say, and so is Thursday. On Friday it lets up, but not much. Everyday traffic is worse than it was last year and the year before that and the year before that.