With ricing oil prices, a weakening dollar and a forecast of slow economic growth, we look at what’s in store for the U.S. economy and what, if anything, the Fed can do about it.


  • Douglas Holtz-Eakin chief economist, director, Congressional Budget Office from 2003 to 2006, and senior domestic policy adviser to the McCain Campaign and a member of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.
  • Neil Irwin National Economy and Federal Reserve reporter for the Washington Post
  • David Malpass Chief economist at Bear Stearns, New York City

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