Stimulating a Sluggish Economy

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A few months ago, just after the burst of the dot-com bubble, all the noise was about corporate scandals and collapsing stock markets. More recently, that-s been all but drowned out by the drums of impending war with Iraq. The economy was supposed to recover. Instead, corporate earnings are down and the stock markets have plunged again. Is the economy in recovery or continued recession? What about American jobs, lifestyles and retirement plans? We examine the sluggish state of the economy and the prospects for its revitalization with experts from the business and financial worlds, and the chief economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisers.
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Warren Olney