As if high unemployment, huge government deficits and the weak housing market weren't bad enough, now energy prices are surging because of unrest in the Middle East and global supply chains have been disrupted by the disaster in Japan, where an already-weak economy has suffered a devastating blow. Meanwhile, Europe's debt crisis shows no sign of being resolved anytime soon.
In The Daily Ticker's first video in our snazzy new studio, Dan, Henry and I discuss these issues. Since Dan is the newest (and most optimistic) member of our team, Henry and I put him on the spot a bit and address the $64 trillion question: Can the U.S. economy maintain its slow but steady growth rate in the face of all this global turmoil?
As you'll see in the accompanying video, our name and set may have changed (for the better, I'd say) but the style of our program remains the same: Conversational, insightful and a bit irreverent.
As Tech Ticker has done for the past three (!) years, The Daily Ticker will give viewers a unique, analytical take on the business world's most crucial stories from our in-house team, plus insights from the most thought-provoking guests. Whether it's the economy, investing, geopolitics, corporate trends or politics, The Daily Ticker picks up where Tech Ticker left off and aims to go beyond.