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Episode #121

Where the Economy's Headed Before the Midterm Elections

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Friday, September 05, 2014

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks about the about progress in the economy since the financial crises that happened five years ago, in the Rose Garden at the White House on September 16, 2013. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

Economists estimate that more than 200,000 jobs were created in August and that the unemployment rate dropped from 6.2 percent to 6.1 percent. We'll learn whether they're right when the monthly jobs report is released Friday morning. It's a report that always gets a lot of attention, but it's going to be even more as we approach the midterm elections in November. That's because how the economy is doing and how people perceive their personal finances could determine who they chose in the voting booth. This week on Money Talking, regular contributor Rana Foroohar of Time magazine and guest Cardiff Garcia of the Financial Times take a closer look at the economy and what it could mean for the upcoming election. Then a look at what Apple might have in store with its big announcement next week and the future of Uber and other "shared-economy" tech companies.

Guests:

Cardiff Garcia

Hosted by:

Charlie Herman

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker

Contributors:

Rana Foroohar

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