On the Radar: August 19, 2011

Fears Of 'Stagflation' As Economy Flashes Red
By David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal
Whether it's a 'stagflation' or a 'recession,' the economy is flashing red. At best, it's slow growth. At worst, it's the beginning of return to recession, WSJ economics editor David Wessel tells the News Hub panel. As worries deepen, some investors are looking for signals from the Federal Reserve. View

Obama, On Midwest Tour, Moves To Regain Mantle Of Campaigner
By Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times
On the final stop of a Midwestern bus tour, after President Obama faced a rolling reality check about the precarious state of the nation’s economy, a young man offered a parting word of encouragement. Read more

Perry's Overlooked Asset: Hispanic Support
By Beth Reinhard, National Journal
Since Gov. Rick Perry burst into the Republican primary less than a week ago, his shortcomings as a potential general-election candidate have been closely scrutinized. Critics say he’s too inflammatory, too Texan, too evangelical. Read more

Automaker Stocks Take A Hit
By David Shepardson, Detroit News Washington Bureau
Auto stocks fell sharply Thursday amid a broader market sell-off and growing concerns about weakening auto sales in the second half of the year. Read more
Obama's Jobs/Deficit Plan: Can It Avert Deadlock?
By Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics
President Obama will present a job-creation plan to Congress after Labor Day and challenge Republicans to compromise with Democrats to put Americans back to work, arguing that conservatives have overlooked the struggling middle class by concentrating their economic remedies on lower taxes for wealthy individuals and corporations. Read more

The Treat Him Pretty Ugly Gabfest
By John Dickerson and Emily Bazelon
On this week's Slate Political Gabfest, Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and special guest David Leonhardt, economics columnist for the New York Times, discuss Rick Perry's presidential bid, President Obama's September economic speech, and fine-tuning the economy. Read more

Posted: Fri, 08/19/2011 - 12:00am