Veteran journalist John Harwood, Chief Washington Correspondent of CNBC; Political Correspondent, New York Times, Howard Schneider, Staff Writer of the Washington Post, and Margaret Brennan, Correspondent of CBS News react to Jeffrey Immelt, Chairman & CEO of General Electric, manufacturing plans. Moderator: Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist
Margaret Brennan is a Correspondent for CBS News.
John Harwood is an American journalist who is the Chief Washington Correspondent for CNBC and a writer for The New York Times. He writes a weekly column entitled "The Caucus" that appears on Monday about Washington politics and policy.
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Jeffrey R. Immelt, the CEO of General Electric since 2001, has been named one of the World's Best CEOs by Barron's three times. He is also a member of President Obama's Economic Recovery Board.
Greg Ip is US economics editor for The Economist, based in Washington D.C. He covers the economy, financial markets, monetary, fiscal and regulatory policy. He contributes to The Economist's blog, Free Exchange, and is a frequent commentator on radio and television. He joined The Economist in July, 2008. From 1996 to 2008 Mr Ip worked for The Wall Street Journal, as a financial markets reporter in New York and chief economics correspondent in Washington.
A native of Canada, Mr. Ip received a bachelor's degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario. He is the author of The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2010. It is layman's guide to economic concepts and trends written with simple language, memorable examples and humorous analogies. USA Today called it a "must-read in economic literacy."
Howard Schneider is a Staff Writer for Washington Post.
General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt argues that the U.S. Congress needs a balanced approach that includes both new revenues and spending cuts. Immelt believes that compromise and negotiation must dictate talks, and not the influence of politics.