Changing public attitudes have led to a decline in U.S. soda sales. But health expert Marion Nestle believes many people still consume unhealthy amounts of sugary drinks. She argues beverage companies are spending millions on research that misleads consumers.
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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