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June 22nd, 2012
03:01 PM ET

Who's to blame for weak recovery?

It doesn't matter who wins the White House in November; the next president will not save the economy.

Our problems are global, structural, and decades in the making. That presents a tremendous challenge for President Obama.

According to a new bankrate.com poll, 6 in 10 Americans say their personal finances will be an important factor when deciding who to vote for in November.

CNNMoney: Explore President Obama's economy

President Obama didn't break this economy, but he has not fixed it either. There can be no doubt - the recovery is ailing: GDP growth has slowed, home prices are still looking for a bottom and hiring has slowed down.

Wall Street Journal writer Stephen Moore and Sirius XM Stand UP's host Pete Dominick disagree on who's to blame. Christine Romans moderates.

Catch more of the interview Saturday at 9:30am EST on CNN

June 22nd, 2012
02:59 PM ET

This weekend on Your Bottom Line

Are you better off than you were four years ago? It’s your call to make with 5 months left to the presidential election.
But what if we told you no matter who is in the White House in November we’ll be in a recession next year?
What if we told you that come November 6, not a single new job will be created no matter who is President?

Also, it doesn't matter what the Supreme Court rules on health care reform. Millions of Americans won’t like it nor will they understand it - but we’re going to explain it.

And African Americans were crushed by the recession and left behind in the recovery. We’ll look at the astounding wealth gap between whites and African Americans and whether President Obama has let them down.

Your Bottom Line airs Saturday at 9:30am EST on CNN

June 22nd, 2012
01:02 PM ET

Pawn to E-5!

Financial crisis expert Ken Rogoff tries out his best chess moves on Christine Romans. See the interview here next week.


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