An Economic Update

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TSA lead officer Terri Spann recruits workers at a job fair in SeaTac, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Hour 1

There was some good economic news recently.  Last week’s Labor Department report showed that the United States added 192,000 jobs in February.  And a Federal Reserve survey found that the economy is growing.  But along with these positive signs, there are some worrying trends.  Home prices have been steadily sliding and oil prices are rising, threatening to slow consumer spending and the economic recovery.  In Congress, the proposed budget cuts by House Republicans have started a debate about whether they will stale or spur economy. We’ll talk about all of this today with two economists: MARK ZANDI, chief economist with Moody’s Analytics and BRIAN WESBURY, chief economist of First Trust Advisors.

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