Fears of a U.S recession and their global reverberations

Fears of a U.S recession and their global reverberations

Fears of recession prompted the Federal Reserve Board to slash the federal funds rate on Tuesday. The move followed dramatic stock sell-offs around the world. We'll talk about the future of the U.S economy and its impact on world markets.

Fears of recession prompted the Federal Reserve Board to slash the federal funds rate on Tuesday. The move followed dramatic stock sell-offs around the world. We'll talk about the future of the U.S economy and its impact on world markets.

Guests

Lionel Barber

editor, "Financial Times"

Edwin "Ted" Truman

senior fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics; former assistant secretary of the US Treasury for International Affairs (December 1998 to January 2001), and former director of the Division of International Finance for the Federal Reserve's Board of Governors (1977 to 1998).

Jim McTague

Washington editor, "Barron's" magazine

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