This Week's Agenda: Primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland, and DC; JOBS Act and Jobs Numbers; GOP Finally Coalescing Around Romney?

Monday, April 02, 2012

Republican presidential candidate and former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and his wife Ann wave to supporters at a primary night gathering at the Suburban Collections Showplace on February 28, Mitt Romney and his wife Ann wave to supporters at a primary night gathering. (Bill Pugliano/Getty)

While the GOP Presidential contenders prepare for primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C., candidate Mitt Romney garners key endorsements from Senator Rob Johnson and Congressman Paul Ryan. Is the Republican Party finally coalescing around their presumptive nominee? Back in Washington, President Obama is set to sign the STOCK Act and the JOBS Act on Monday, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics prepares to release job numbers for March on Friday. Most economists predict Friday's numbers to show employers created 200,000 jobs last month, but wages remain stagnant and more Americans are now having to pay for health care out-of-pocket. What does this mean for the future of the economy?

Charlie Herman, business and economics editor for The Takeaway and WNYC and Molly Ball, staff writer covering national politics for The Atlantic, explore the stories for the week ahead.

Guests:

Molly Ball and Charlie Herman

Produced by:

Jillian Weinberger

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