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Bush, Kerry Offer Competing Views of U.S. Economy

Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry says middle-class families are worse off today than they were four years ago. This week, Kerry released what he calls a "misery index" of economic indicators, showing how families have fared under the Bush administration. President Bush is pointing to his own statistics to show that the economy is improving. NPR's Scott Horsley reports.

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Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.