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Fears of possible recession grow — and other news for April 29, 2022

April 28, 2022


The U.S. economy slowed down over the first three months of the year, the first time it has contracted since the pandemic brought it to a screeching halt. There have been other troubling signs, most notably inflation and concerns over the rise in borrowing costs. Diane Swonk, of the economic services firm Grant Thornton, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss.

Directions: To watch the feature story, click the video above. Or skim the segments from the latest NewsHour by clicking on the image below, and choose the story that works best for your class. Then answer the questions below.

Five Facts

Discussion questions using the Journalist’s Five Ws plus an H:

  • Who are some of the individuals or groups of people mentioned in the news summary?
  • What stories are covered?
  • Where do some of the stories take place?
  • When did those stories occur?
  • Why did the event(s) take place?
  • How do you think the NewsHour’s producers decided which stories made it into the news summary?

Media literacy: Who else do you think should have been interviewed in the story you watched?

Focus Questions

See, Think, Wonder: What did you notice? What did the story make you think? What story would you want to find out more about? Where would you go to learn more?

For More

U.S. economy shrinks first time in two years but consumer and business spending strong

A sign shows a property for sale “under agreement” outside a real estate office on Newbury Street in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 27, 2022. REUTERS/Brian Snyder


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