The Dow topped ten thousand and many economists say the recession is over. But for millions of unemployed, news of an economic recovery has made no difference in their lives. The latest on the state of the U-S economy.


  • 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.
  • John Harwood chief Washington correspondent for CNBC; reporter, "The New York Times;" coauthor with Jerry Seib of "Pennsylvania Avenue, Profiles in Backroom Power"
  • Lawrence Mishel president of the Economic Policy Institute

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