March 6, 2009
Posted: 1515 GMT
When I looked at today's I-Desk rundown, I sighed heavily. Every time I think global economic indicators can't possibly get any worse, they do.
Today, America woke up to its worst unemployment rate in 25 years. More than 8 percent of Americans are out of work. The economy here is in a state of rapid blood loss – it's lost more than 600,000 jobs in February alone.
This economy needs a tourniquet.
We'll be speaking live to Christine Romans from New York on the latest jobless numbers and, importantly, what sectors are suffering the most and which might rebound soon.
I'll be crossing over live to London to speak with my ex-co-anchor Richard Quest. Ever wonder why the dollar is bouncing back even though the U.S. economy is tanking? I'll ask him.
Also in the I-Desk rundown today: more on U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's meeting with her Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov as well as her overtures to Syria and Iran.
I'll be speaking with CNN political analyst Bill Schneider on the implications of America's foreign policy shift. What does a rapprochement with Syria mean for the region?
Also, don't miss a live report on the custard pie attack on British Business Secretary Peter Mandelson and much more!
See you on the air,
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