Marcus Mabry and Charlie Herman discuss last night's ending of Israel's partial freeze on settlement building in the West Bank. They also take a look at other national and international news of the week.
The latest jobless numbers shows that unemployment hit 9.6 percent last month. Charlie Herman, The Takeaway and WNYC's economics editor explains what this means for the economy and for the workers who still have jobs.
Revised GDP numbers for the second quarter have just come out, and they are disappointing for those who hoped the U.S. was improving economically. What do the new numbers mean, and what can we do to improve our situation?
A number of economic indicators are due out this week, including existing and new home sales, and 2nd quarter GDP figures ? all are expected to plummet. We also discuss the approaching first anniversary of Ted Kennedy's death this week.
Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC Radio and Fernando Pizarro, Washington correspondent for Univision, tackle as we look ahead to this week's news: the Fed's upcoming decision on interest rates, and an upcoming House vote.
We look at what's happening on Capitol Hill this week. Outside the beltway, this week marks the start of earnings season. Investors will be watching closely to see if the economy is on the road to recovery or headed for a double-dip recession.
Existing and new home sales numbers for May came out this week, and no one expected the 32.7 percent nose-dive from the previous month's sales. To learn more about this drop, Charlie Herman once again joins the program.
The latest economic data for the United States is encouraging. The budget deficit is declining, consumer spending is picking up and the government is collecting more in taxes. But there's the possibility this good news could leave the U.S. in a worse position in the long run.