Will The New President Fix The Economy?
With just a few days to go before the presidential election, things are looking pretty good for the economy.
According to new numbers out last week, it grew at a rate of 2.9 percent last quarter.
This is about twice as fast as the economy grew the previous quarter - and the fastest such period of growth in two years.
Government economists say these numbers are probably the result of increased exports.
Unfortunately, it's not clear that these good times will last.
Since the recession officially ended in 2009, the economy has seen periods of rapid growth as well as periods of rapid contraction.
Overall, though, average annual growth has hovered at around 2 percent - making this recovery the weakest on record.
Barring a complete meltdown, this is the economy either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump will inherit when they take the oath of office in January.
It's an economy that it is theoretically in a much better place than it was 8 years ago, when we were on the precipice of another Great Depression.
But it's also an economy in which many of the the underlying problems that caused the crash remained unsolved - and it's an economy where many people increasingly feel like they have no path to prosperity.
Is either candidate prepared to fix it?