John Blank

Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp

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Deputy Chief Economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp

John Blank on KCRW

The world is watching for the impact of history's first  downgrading  of the credit rating of the United States. How important is it? How worried should Americans be?

Dow Jones Impact in Los Angeles?

The world is watching for the impact of history's first downgrading of the credit rating of the United States. How important is it? How worried should Americans be?

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Maybe drivers in the capital of the car culture really do hate traffic after all. Threatened with " Carmageddon " this weekend, massive numbers stayed off the road.

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Maybe drivers in the capital of the car culture really do hate traffic after all. Threatened with " Carmageddon " this weekend, massive numbers stayed off the road.

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