The Economy Obama Leaves Behind

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A look at the successes and failures of the Obama Administration, eights years after one the the country's worst recessions.

It might be hard to remember what it felt like back in January 2009 when Barack Obama became the nation's 44th president: Wall Street and the auto industry needed billion dollar bailouts, the Dow Jones hovered around 8,000 and the unemployment rate was steadily rising — reaching 10 percent at the end of the year.

With just over a week left before the end of his administration, President Obama summed up the past eight years in a farewell speech in Chicago and, no surprise, the economy was a central topic.

This week on Money Talking, host Charlie Herman discusses the state of the economy Obama is handing over to president-elect Donald Trump with Gillian B. White, senior associate editor at The Atlantic. 

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