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Hear The Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel talk about the presidential candidates' plans to stimulate the economy on Morning Edition.

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Presidential Hopefuls' Plans to Rouse Economy

Economy

Presidential Hopefuls' Plans to Rouse Economy

Hear The Wall Street Journal economics editor David Wessel talk about the presidential candidates' plans to stimulate the economy on Morning Edition.

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The U.S. appears closer to a recession: the government's report on retail sales was bad, consumers are buying fewer cars, and the Fed is signaling a readiness to cut interest rates. Both Democratic and Republican presidential candidates claim they have ideas on how to curtail a recession. But are any of their offerings a fix?

David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, discusses the presidential candidates' proposals for stimulating the economy with Renee Montagne.