As Bernanke Offers His Economic Outlook, Takeaway Listeners Offer Theirs

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke walks away from the podiuim after delivering remarks September 15, 2011 in Washington, DC. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke before Congress today. He gave his assessment of the American economy and proposed new potential measures to foster economic growth. The Takeaway has been speaking with Americans about their experiences since the beginning of the recession, and followed up with three on their economic outlooks.

Harley Helms is a long-distance truck driver; Keirsten Huth is the vice president of United Transcription, a medical transcription company in Charlotte, N.C.; and Torya Blanchard is the owner of the Good Girls Go To Paris Crepes restaurants in Detroit, Michigan.


Torya Blanchard, Harley Helms and Keirsten Huth

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Ben Gottlieb

Comments [3]


Thanks for the post. It was really helpful to solve my confusion.

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Jun. 11 2012 02:19 PM

All three guests optimistic about the economy on public radio with a Democrat President in an election year. Imagine that.
Don't scratch the sanguine surface too deeply.

Jun. 07 2012 10:41 AM
C Bea from New Jersey

Compared to 4 years ago the economy is definitely much improved and moving in the right direction.

Jun. 07 2012 07:00 AM

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