- Despite job growth, fears about economy linger
Businesses created more jobs and paid employees more at the end of 2006. But the housing market is a real worry to some economists. Midmorning looks at the mixed economic picture, and at how the economic agenda of the Democrats will affect tax and trade policy.9:06 a.m.
Menzie David Chinn: Professor of Public Affairs and Economics in the Robert M. LaFollette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also one of the authors of the Econbrowser blog.
James Glassman: Senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and editor-in-chief of The American, a magazine focusing on business, economics, and public policy.
- Venture to the red planet
New evidence of water on Mars is inspiring scientists to someday colonize the planet. Midmorning discusses how close NASA is to making a manned mission to Mars a reality.10:06 a.m.
Robert Zubrin: Aerospace engineer and author of "The Case for Mars."
Ken Croswell: Author of "Magnificent Mars" and "Ten Worlds."
Kobie Boykins: Staff mechanical engineer with NASA's Mars Project.
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