Every Monday on The Takeaway, hosts John Hockenberry and Celeste Headlee guide you through what to keep an eye on for the coming week. Today, they're joined by WNYC's Charlie Herman and the Cleveland Plain-Dealer's Connie Schultz.
Charlie Herman looks at what lawmakers need do this week, as well as how much this downgrade will likely end up affecting consumer competence. Callie Crossley talks about what the president needs to do this week before he heads out on this tour.
Yesterday was the worst day on Wall Street in three years. Charlie Herman and Louise Story discuss why the jobs report was stronger than expected, and whether governmental institutions are capable of managing the economy.
We speak with Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, and Marcus Mabry, associate national editor for our partner The New York Times, to discuss the important decisions that need to be made.
Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has the latest from Capitol Hill. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio, looks at what the implications of the crisis in Europe.
The jobs report for December is out with some good news: The unemployment rate is down to 9.4 percent, hitting the lowest it's been since May 2009. However, the number of jobs created, 103,000 in December, came in lower than expected.