Morning Zone: Recovery Slows, Inflation Threatens
For the eighteenth straight month, the overall index for the Mountain States region, a leading economic indicator for the three-state area of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming, advanced above growth neutral 50.0. According to surveys of supply managers, durable goods producers continue to benefit from healthy growth in sales and new orders from abroad even as higher energy prices is cooling overall growth. Join us at 7:37AM MDT as Ernie Goss,Director of the Goss Institute gives us his monthly assessment of the mountain states economy. The Goss Institute conducts the monthly survey for Supply Management Institutes in the three states comprising the Mountain States region. Goss also directs Creighton University’s Economic Forecasting Group and is the Jack A. MacAllister Chair in Regional Economics.
But first, at 7:07, our Watchdog on Wall Street, Chris Markowski will be with us to give us his straight forward view of those things happening around us that directly effect our pocket books. Chris has been a long-time friend of The Morning Zone and a regular guest with plenty of common sense views on the economy.
Then at 8:07,Michael Totten, Middle East analyst, foreign correspondent and author of new book The Road to Fatima Gate, guests to discuss what Osama Bin Laden’s death means for terrorists in a post-911 world. “After a nearly decade-long manhunt, Osama bin Laden is dead. Let this be a clear message to America’s enemies that despite political differences in our democracy, if you attack us where we live it does not go unforgotten,” Totten said. “We will hunt you down to the ends of the earth, will put you on the run for the rest of your days, and will not stop until you are dead. Fighters on the other side, the enemy side, believe they can sap our will to keep fighting if they can inflict enough casualties. While they might be right when it involves wars of choice, they’re dead wrong if they think it gives them license to kill us.”