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2008 Bank Bailout

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October 3, 2008
The 2008 financial crisis and bank bailouts have undoubtedly shaped the current economy and the politics leading to the 2012 Presidential election. How did the 2008 presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama approach these subjects in their campaigns? Joining Gwen: Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Charles Babington, Associated Press; John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Jeanne Cummings, Politico.
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Economy and Recession in 1983

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December 30, 1983
As 1983 came to an end, signs that the recession of the early 80s was starting to subside. One result: organized labor began to make concessions just to save jobs. Washington Week focused on the economy and attitudes of Americans going into 1984.
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