Neil Irwin, Washington Post Economics Reporter
Topic: This week, separate reports from the Commerce Department and the University of Michigan show increase in spending, especially when it comes to retail and restaurant sales. The guest will discuss the specific areas showing increase, where there are decreases and how consumer spending plays into the strength of the economy.
Rayola Dougher, American Petroleum Institute Senior Economic Adviser
Topic: This week, both candidates for President debated on the amount of oil being produced on federal lands. Guest will discuss what is being produced and how that has differed over past administrations plus discuss each candidate’s approach to oil production.
Patrick Scott, New York Times Finance Editor
Topic: Guest will discuss the ins and outs of reverse mortgages, including the risks involved and government oversight of the industry.