President-elect Trump chooses a retired Marine general to head the Pentagon. Syrian rebels agree to form a new alliance as the regime bombards Aleppo. And thousands of Cubans turn out to watch Fidel Castro's funeral procession. A panel of journalists joins Diane for analysis of the week's top international news stories.
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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