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Washington Journal for Saturday, March 9

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Christopher Rugaber, Associated Press Economics Reporter

Topic: Rugaber provides analysis of the February jobs numbers that came out yesterday. 236,000 jobs were added in February and the unemployment rate dropped to 7.7%. He also discusses what the numbers mean for the overall trend of the U.S. economy, etc.
Andy MacCracken, National Campus Leadership Council Executive Director
Topic: MacCracken discusses his organization’s efforts to engage young people on a national level about a variety of issues including the national debt, fiscal responsibility, college affordability and youth voter turnout. Last week, student body presidents from various colleges who are members of NCLC were on Capitol Hill where they met with both Republican and Democratic offices.
Clifford Rossi, University of Maryland Smith School of Business Tyser Teaching Fellow
Topic: This week, government sponsored housing lenders Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced a joint venture which some report could lead to the end of government involvement in the two companies.  $131 B in federal funds have been spent since the government took them over 5 years ago. Rossi discusses the new venture and the future of Freddie and Fannie.


Updated: Saturday, March 9, 2013 at 10:20am (ET)

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