MPR News with Angela Davis

The U.S. economy continues to chug along

Money is standing out in recent elections as voters have felt the burden of inflation.
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Economists remain optimistic about the national economy and do not think the U.S. will sink into a recession in the next year, but there’s still uncertainty on the horizon. 

The business community has an eye on the deteriorating relationship between U.S. and China and what might come out of a meeting between the Chinese leader Xi Jinping and President Joe Biden in San Francisco on Wednesday.  

And, there’s still the risk of a government shutdown later this week.   

Hear updates on the national and local economy most Monday’s at 9 a.m. when MPR News host Angela Davis checks in with MPR News senior economics contributor Chris Farrell. 


  • Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Minnesota Public Radio. He’s also a senior contributor at Marketplace, American Public Media's nationally syndicated public radio business and economic program.