The annual meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus kicks off Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Michel Martin speaks with CBC Chairman Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) about African-Americans' 16.7 percent unemployment rate and why the CBC has not been more aggressive in criticizing President Obama.
International lenders return to Athens next week to discuss the next installment of a vital $150 billion bailout. Otherwise, Greece will go broke and default on its debt. Meanwhile, there's growing resentment among Greeks toward their EU partners and many think default is not such a bad idea.
Financial analysts speculate that Greece will default on some, or all, of its national debt. If that happens, more and more analysts believe Greece will be forced out of the eurozone. Seventeen countries use the euro.
The Federal Reserve is still searching for ways to help boost the economy and lower unemployment. Most economists expect the Fed to announce some sort of action on Wednesday. David Wessel, economics editor of The Wall Street Journal talks to David Greene about what action the Fed might take.
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ron Suskind talks about his unflattering picture of rivalries and dysfunction within President Obama's first economic team in his book Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President. Some of officials quoted in the book say they were misquoted or that their comments were taken out of context.
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