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Experts Question President's Sway over Economy

The state of the U.S. economy has emerged as the single most important issue among U.S. voters, and the level of job growth in the coming months could help determine whether President Bush is re-elected. But economists disagree over how much influence presidents really have over the economy. Hear NPR's Scott Horsley.

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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.