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Nothing says politics like a government shutdown




While Washington DC was figuring out how not to work, CNBC's Closing Bell went to work creating a three-day on air television "Summit" between Congressional members and CEOs, so those inside the Beltway could hear what job creators and employers had to say about the shutdown's impact on the U.S. economy (click images for video) 

Covering President Obama & His Policies

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It's the economy, stupid 


    Well you didn't have to tell Fox Business' Money for Breakfast, Alexis Glick and team pounded that story every morning on the business breakfast show. 

   From Wall Street to Main Street the show covered all aspects of President Obama handling of the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. Here MFB traveled to Washington D.C. to cover the vote and debate on Obama's controversial stimulus plan.  


What'S in A Word? 


    Well you didn't have to tell Fox Business' Money for Breakfast, Alexis Glick and team pounded that story every morning on the business breakfast show. 

   From Wall Street to Main Street the show covered all aspects of President Obama handling of the greatest economic calamity since the Great Depression. Here MFB traveled to Washington D.C. to cover the vote and debate on Obama's controversial stimulus plan. 

The CZAR AS STAR  


   There has never been an official government title call "Czar."  It's popular usage refers to high-level officials who oversee a particular policy. Such appointments have been around since the administration of FDR, but it was President Obama who took czars to new new heights appointing some 38 "czars." To discuss this development, MFB turned  to a former White House staffer, an editor with Reason magazine and a Russian stand-up comic. 

The war in iraq and escalation in afghanistan 


The military action in the Middle East as well as the war on terror after several long years also became an economic issue and Money for Breakfast covered all the angles from Wall Street to Pennsylvania Avenue with coverage like the clips below, 

In the Eye of the Storm


With the markets were closed for the Labor Day holiday in 2008, Fox Business Network would have been in taped programming, but with Hurricane Gustav barreling towards the Gulf Coast, the Money for Breakfast team flew into New Orleans literally on the last flight that was allowed to land.

With an oil crisis threatening the already damaged United States economy, any significant damage to Gulf Coast oil production would have long lasting effects on American business and American consumers. , t the business nets will be live on Labor Day.

In addition, Hurricane Gustav was bound for New Orleans, a city still recovering from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina just three years before. Could the Crescent City survive another hurricane? 

The day before Gustav hit -- amidst weather predictions tracking the storm as a deadly Category 4 -- MFB hit the streets of New Orleans talking to National Guard troops about evacuation procedures and security concerns as well as crisis management executive with Starwood Hotels to discuss the emergency plans and impact on business Hurricane Gustav was placing on the hospitality company's hotels in New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast regions.

Videos at right. Click large screen grab for more coverage video.