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Today on Planet Money:
Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke warned on Wednesday that we're looking at slow recovery. You can place the emphasis on "slow" or "recovery" as you please; the Financial Times cast it as a warning. We're feeling very 1970s around here.
Meanwhile, the presidential candidates are debating this evening, largely on the economy, of course.
-- Listener Patrick Janelle recounts his personal brush with the global credit crisis.
-- Republican Sen. John McCain is expected to push his mortgage rescue plan in tonight's debate. Economist Richard Green, who's voting for Sen. Barack Obama, pushes back.
-- Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's ready to stump for his economic proposals, but economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth, who backs McCain, isn't buying. (Don't miss her challenge to Obama fans.)
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