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In this week’s show, we’re giving you an update on our economy. The U.S. is still in recovery mode, but it doesn’t seem like we’re recovering too well. The usual partisan gridlock in Washington is stopping many important measures from getting consideration, and the U.S. economy looks to be stalling as a result.
Though it’s not just Washington that isn’t helping. Debt problems within the Eurozone have grown significantly, with some countries even forcing their leaders out to begin an attempt to get back on track. This time last year, optimism was high that a recovery was underway. Where are we this year?
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First Natalie Zarowny will take a look at some of the lingering effects of the economic downturn. The unemployment rate is still far from ideal and for many out there, there hasn’t been a recovery at all.
Next, Cameron Wong will tell us what is being done to try and help the recovery along. How much can Washington get done in this gridlock, and do the G.O.P. candidates currently out on the campaign trail offer any realistic solutions?
Then Abbey Collins gives us a look at what kind of shopping season we can expect this holiday season. Black Friday is less than two weeks away. We’ll find out what kind of economic mood shoppers will be in while they’re out buying gifts.
After that Arjun Singh will try to make sense of the mess in Greece, where the debt problem is so bad, it forced their Prime Minister out. He’ll try to figure out where this problem came from and if they’re making any progress in repairing the economy.
And then we’ll go from Greece to here in the Bay State. Andres Acosta will tell us why Massachusetts has been doing a bit better economically than other states in the union. Unemployment is lower, and it seems like some industries are flourishing here in Boston.
We’ll then speak with Jeff Frankel, a former member of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President in both the Reagan and Clinton administrations and current professor at Harvard. He’ll give us a look into how the council operates and what he thinks can be done to help the economy today.
Reporters (in order of appearance): Natalie Zarowny, Cameron Wong, Abbey Collins, Arjun Singh, Andres Acosta
Producers: Steve Burns, Maria Spiridigliozzi