Week in the News

Download Audio
A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, March 2, 2009. Investors' despair about financial companies and the recession has brought the Dow Jones industrial average to another unwanted milestone: its first drop below 7,000 in more than 11 years. (AP)
A specialist on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday, March 2, 2009. The Dow Jones industrial average fell below 7,000 for the first time in more than 11 years. (AP)

We’ve got Hillary Clinton in the Middle East. Rush Limbaugh in the middle of everything. Health reform talk in the White House, a homeowner bailout, and the president saying this may be time to buy stocks. It sure isn’t a market top.

Unemployment spikes again, over eight percent now. Retail sales show signs of life — at WalMart.

This hour, On Point: Our weekly news roundtable goes behind the headlines.

You can join the conversation. What’s your top story this week?Guests:

Joining us from New York is Diane Brady, senior editor at BusinessWeek magazine. She wrote earlier this week about AIG's latest lifeline from the government.

From Washington, we're joined by Matthew Continetti, associate editor at The Weekly Standard. His latest piece asks "Why are Republicans falling for the Obama White House's trap?"

And from Hanover, N.H.,  is Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst and senior editor at The Atlantic.

This program aired on March 6, 2009.


More from On Point

Listen Live