Carstensen & Koppy Cautious about Economy

The economy remains the number one issue in this year’s presidential campaign and this week we are joined by two experts to help understand exactly what is happening.    From Greece to Groton people are feeling the effects of the economic downturn, and they want to know when this feeling of malaise will start to get better.

UConn professor Fred Carstensen is one of smartest guys in the state when it comes to analyzing unemployment figures, taxes, and spending.   He is a frequent guest on Face the State and during our taping he talked about whether the Democrats’ claim that the economy is improving,  is true.

We are also joined by Ted Koppy, who is not only a financial advisor, he also plays one on tv.    Ted left the television business as a critically acclaimed news anchor, and jumped into the financial industry with the firm Waddell and Reed.     His experience in television serves him well, as he is very adept at explaining complex issues in plain spoken language our viewers can understand.    

It was also an honor to have a former competitor sitting next to me on the Face the State.    In fact, I told Ted that if I had a heart attack during the taping, he could finish the show for me!   

Both Fred and Ted voiced some concerns and caution about the economy, and explained why.   Fred talked about the losses on Wall Street, and Ted said people’s optimism seems on the decline from where it was earlier in the year.   If you are unemployed, having financial troubles, or wondering about investing, Sunday’s broadcast will most certainly interest you.   

You can watch the entire interview this Sunday morning at 11 on Face the State.

update: here is the link http://www.wfsb.com/video?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=7506992

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