Presidential Hopefuls' Plans to Rouse Economy

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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.

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