Syria, congressional agenda, and jobs

Thursday - 9/12/2013, 7:31pm EDT

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This week on BGOV's Capital Impact show hosted by Allen Scott:

  • Bloomberg Government Senior Economic Analyst Dr. Nela Richardson breaks down job growth or lack thereof through the summer months. 169,000 jobs were created in the month of August, but was it enough to improve the unemployment? Were they the right kinds of jobs to truly make an impact? Dr. Richardson also tackles real estate along with the economy as a whole. Will we ever bounce back or are we on this roller coaster for the foreseeable future?

  • The September agenda for Congress is full of items left over from the break including a raising of the debt ceiling, immigration and not to mention the crisis in Syria. Bloomberg Government's Director of Legislative Analysis Loren Duggan helps us prioritize the congressional calendar on this weeks Capital Impact.

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GUEST BIOGRAPHIES

Allen Scott (moderator) specializes in customer on boarding and training at Bloomberg Government. Allen previously worked at Arbitron, Inc. where he served in a variety of roles from customer service to sales operations manager. Prior to Arbitron, Allen worked in radio for several years in the Washington and Baltimore areas. Most recently he spent six years at 99.1 HFS as co-host and news director.

Nela Richardson is an economic analyst with Bloomberg Government. She was a research economist at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission before joining Bloomberg. Richardson was also a senior economist at Freddie Mac, a researcher at Harvard's Joint Center for Housing Studies, and an adjunct professor of finance at Johns Hopkins. Richardson has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Maryland, a M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. from Indiana University.

Loren Duggan is Bloomberg Government's chief legislative analyst. Before joining Bloomberg, he was editor of Congressional Quarterly's House Action Reports, providing summaries and analysis of legislation. He also contributed to CQ's legislative tracking services during his decade with the company. Loren holds a bachelor's degree in political science and psychology from American University.