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For Candidates, Economy Is Major Focus

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For Candidates, Economy Is Major Focus

Election 2008

For Candidates, Economy Is Major Focus

For Candidates, Economy Is Major Focus

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Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke today warned Congress that an economic recession is possible. Many Americans say the shaky economy is their biggest concern this election year.

But what are the candidates saying about the economy?

Farai Chideya talks with Robert George — associate editorial page editor for the New York Post — and Mary Frances Berry, professor of history at the University of Pennsylvania.

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