In discussing the troubled Greek economy's effect on U.S. markets, Standard & Poor's equity market strategist Alec Young told the AP that "There's no easy answers or they would have found them by now. Marcus Mabry and Louise Story discuss.
Every day this week at The Takeaway, we've been asking the same question: Is today the day Barack Obama announces his running mate? Obama's campaign has said the presumptive pair will campaign together this Saturday, which means we'll know who ? soon.
The streets of Washington, D.C. are filling up with excited people from across the nation and around the world as the final preparation for Barack Obama's swearing in as president get underway. Guests: Todd Zwillich, Femi Oke, and Marcus Mabry.
We now turn to Chicago where WBEZ reporter Tony Arnold tells us how Obama's political home town is preparing to watch their Senator become President. The New York Times' Marcus Mabry rides along to give his thoughts on the inaugural events.
Our national conversation continues with Joe Hicks, talk show host from Los Angeles on KFI. He also lets us know all the best spots to view the Inauguration, even from 3,000 miles away. Marcus Mabry offers insights from Washington, D.C.
This week the stimulus bill will make its way through the Senate, Michael Steele will take over as the first African-American leader of the Republican National Committee, and analysts will look back at last week's World Economic Forum.
The Takeaway covers this week's hot button items including President Obama's lift on restrictions to federally-funded stem cell research, the government's spending bill, politicizing the recession, market research on China, etc.
It's Monday, which means it is time to take a look at the week ahead. We talk with James Surowiecki, The Balance Sheet writer for The New Yorker, and Marcus Mabry, international business editor for the New York Times.