A massive forest fire has been raging in Alberta, Canada, for nearly a month. Scientists say warmer, drier weather has increased the frequency and intensity of fires. For this month's Environmental Outlook: wildfires, climate change and threats to North America’s forests.
Reports of corporate layoffs and rising unemployment rates are making headlines, but at the same time the stock market is up and so is the government surplus. A panel talks about how all these often contradictory economic indicators are affecting American consumers.
- Chris Carroll associate professor of economics at John Hopkins University
- Delos Smith senior economist with the Conference Board
- George Hager business reporter for USA Today
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