This Week's Agenda: Iowa Caucus, Payroll Tax Cut, Euro Zone Crisis

Monday, December 05, 2011

French President Nicolas Sarkozy (C) shake hands with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (L) and Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti (R) on November 24, 2011 in Strasbourg, France. (Photo by Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images/Getty)

After an eventful weekend, GOP presidential candidates are gearing up for the influential Iowa caucuses. Democrats on Capital Hill hope to pass a payroll tax cut in the face of Republican opposition. Abroad, the euro debt crisis continue to loom over the world economy. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy are meeting ahead of the Brussels summit on Friday to discuss greater fiscal coordination between European countries, and Italy's new government looks to pass austerity measures to ease their debt.

Joining the program is Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for WNYC and The Takeaway; and Marcus Mabry, editor-at-large of the International Herald Tribune, which is the international edition of our partner The New York Times.

Guests:

Marcus Mabry

Produced by:

Duncan Wilson

Contributors:

Charlie Herman

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