With the release of higher than expected unemployment numbers and lower than expected consumer spending statistics, some economists say the country’s economic prospects look dim. We discuss the symptoms and possible solutions for the economic malaise.

The State of the U.S. Economy 8 September,2008forum

Peter Coy, economics editor for Business Week
Ken Goldstein, economist at The Conference Board, New York
Lydia Ortega, chair of the department of economics at San Jose State University

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