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.
More bad economic news and the specter of a deep recession continue to roil the stock market. Senators McCain and Obama debate taxes, the economy, health-care and what’s best for Joe the plumber and the government injects billions into the largest U.S. banks. The Friday News Roundup.
- Andrew Sullivan Senior editor at "The Atlantic" magazine.
- Gerald Seib Executive Washington editor, "The Wall Street Journal."
- Karen Tumulty National political correspondent, "Time" magazine.
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