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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Stimulus: An End in Sight?

Friday, June 21, 2013

Felix Salmon, finance blogger for Reuters, discusses the announcement that the Federal Reserve will begin winding down stimulus efforts, and what this plan means for interest rates.

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Joe Nocera on Dow 15,000 and Gun Death 4,000

Friday, May 17, 2013

Joe Noceraop-ed columnist at the New York Times and Money Talking contributor, discusses the implications of the Dow hitting 15,000 and his continuing series focusing on gun violence

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Breaking Down Today's Jobs Report

Friday, July 06, 2012

Quincy Krosby, Prudential financial market strategist and former U.S. representative at the I.M.F., discusses today's jobs report, the U.S. economy, and what it means for the 2012 election. And read our show prep - the jobs numbers we're trying to make sense of this morning.

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Positive Economic Indicators: Found a Job?

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Have you found a new job? Charlie Herman, WNYC business editor, reports that New York City added more jobs in the last four months than it had since the 1950s. Call in or post here with your positive economic indicators.

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The Takeaway

Is the Price of Gas the Only Economic Indicator that Matters?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Most economic indicators point to America being on the upswing in 2012. The stock market is up. Unemployment is down. And the strains in the global financial markets have eased. Yet 59 percent of voters rate President Obama negatively when it comes to the economy, according to a new Washington Post/ABC poll.

Could it be because of the one economic indicator that’s stubbornly not improving: gas prices?

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