This Week's Agenda: Egypt, Jobs and the Economy

Monday, February 07, 2011

'Leave Egypt Get Out' is written out with stones by Egyptian anti-government protesters in Cairo's Tahrir Square on February 06, 2011. (PATRICK BAZ/AFP/Getty Images/Getty)

Egypt will likely dominate the headlines all week, with everyone waiting to see if President Hosni Mubarak will cede to the wishes of the protesters and step down. Calli Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH in Boston, looks at what's ahead this week for the people of Egypt and its government. Charlie Herman, economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC in New York, looks at the potential impact the uprising in Egypt could have on the price of oil, and on how it could impact trade on the Suez Canal.

Also looking ahead this week, President Obama will be addressing the U.S. Chamber of Commerce today, continuing his State of the Union message on creating more jobs and improving the economy. And Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke will appear before the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, to talk about jobs, the economy, and the budget.


Callie Crossley and Charlie Herman

Produced by:

David J Fazekas

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