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Economic growth likely to be uneven in 2012

Jan 5, 2012
Jobs numbers are up, and the outlook is good for manufacturing and some other sectors. Not every part of the economy has such a sunny outlook for 2012, though.

The economic story of the year: Politics

Dec 22, 2011
We speak to Diane Swonk about weekly jobless numbers, the payroll tax debate in Washington, and why politics effects economics more than ever.

European leaders must still make drastic changes

Dec 1, 2011
The global stock market rally that sent the Dow up almost 500 points yesterday may be over, but France and Spain are offering some hope this morning that yesterday's coordinated action by central banks to ease credit is working.

Diane Swonk: What bank earnings mean for the economy at large

Oct 13, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains what kind of information we really need to look for from big banks when they report their earnings.

Diane Swonk: The longer workers are out, the harder it is to find jobs

Sep 29, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, tells us why new unemployment claims sunk last week, and what if it means more good news on the horizon.

Diane Swonk: Lawmakers nearing the end of debt debates

Jun 16, 2011
Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, just returned from Washington D.C. where she was meeting with the power players in the debt debate. She says the lawmakers are nearing a preliminary, 'real deal' agreement.

Diane Swonk: Senate banking panel hearing on Dodd-Frank

Feb 17, 2011
The Senate's banking commission is asking regulators today how the implementation of the new Dodd-Frank financial reform law is going. Diane Swonk, chief economist with Mesirow Financial, explains what's at stake in these hearings.