President Obama's campaign bus rolls from Ohio into Pennsylvania Friday. He is trying to make the case that the U.S. economy is slowly but surely on the mend. While touring Ohio's manufacturing belt Thursday, he highlighted the rebound of the auto industry.
The Labor Department releases June's unemployment figures Friday. After starting off the year with some new-found strength, in recent months job growth has been slowing. That's significant to anyone looking for work and to economists. Job growth is also front and center in the presidential election.
A senior member of President Assad’s regime defects as world powers discuss ways to end the 16-month old conflict in Syria. Pakistan reopens supply routes after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton apologizes for the death of 24 Pakistani soldiers. And British bank Barclays admits to manipulating global interest rates. Guest host Susan Page speaks with Yochi Dreazen of National Journal Magazine, Nadia Bilbassy of Middle East Broadcast Centre and Mark Mardell of BBC North America Editor.
The U.S. unemployment rate is unchanged at 8.2 percent. President Barack Obama takes his reelection campaign to key battleground states. And Republican challenger Mitt Romney shifts his position on the health care mandate. Juan Williams of Fox News, Janet Hook of The Wall Street Journal and David Lindsey of Reuters join guest host Susan Page for analysis of the week's top national news stories.
The hotel industry is making a comeback after being badly hit by the financial crisis. Linda Wertheimer talks to Barbara DeLollis, who reports on the hotel industry for USA Today, about how hotels are recovering.
Even as it upheld most of the health care law last week, the Supreme Court limited federal power under the Constitution's Commerce Clause. Seventy years ago, an Ohio farmer sought to do the same — and lost.
"We have a profound issue — that is, an industry-wide issue, not just a Barclays issue," Robert Diamond told Parliament members Wednesday. The former head of Barclays Bank resigned Tuesday over a growing interest-rate manipulation scandal.
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