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What the economists are thinking
A new survey from the National Association for Business Economics on Monday finds a more upbeat mood among economists. But some have a beef with the guardians of interest rates at the Federal Reserve. We’ll discuss with economist Julia Coronado, founder of MacroPolicy Perspectives and past president of that association.
How a migrant crisis in Ireland is unfolding
The number of migrants arriving in Ireland has boomed in recent years, and in December, the Irish government announced it had run out of options to house all new eligible arrivals. Some protesters strongly oppose new accommodation being opened, yet men seeking asylum have been forced to sleep in tents in freezing winter temperatures. The BBC’s Bob Howard reports.