Inflation is high. The GDP has shrunk. But the job market has never been better. The Washington Post's Damian Paletta helps make sense of the U.S. economy today.
The Friday News Roundup. A draft US intelligence report questions the ability of the Afghan government to deal with rising violence. Leading central banks lower interest rates as the financial crisis grows around the world. And a federal judge orders some Guantanamo prisoners released
- Daniel Dombey U.S. diplomatic correspondent, "Financial Times"
- Roy Gutman Foreign editor, McClatchy Newspapers; author "How We Missed the Story: Osama Bin Laden, the Taliban and the Hijacking of Afghanistan."
- Scott Wilson Foreign editor, "The Washington Post"
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