US economy faces new headwinds

Ben Bernanke, the US central bank chief, paints stark outlook on the state of the US economy.



    As the financial crisis continues to send shockwaves throughout the world, Al Jazeera looks at how the fragile US economy has been affected and what is being done to tackle it.

    Some politicians say that the economy is not growing fast enough, or adding enough.

    Ben Bernanke, the chairman of the US Federal Reserve, says deep spending cuts are not the way to go.

    He has urged congress against implementing spending cuts that could cause more financial turmoil, saying the country's economic recovery is "close to faltering".

    Al Jazeera's Patty Culhane reports from Washington.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    Interactive: How does your country vote at the UN?

    We visualised 1.2 million votes at the UN since 1946. What do you think are the biggest issues facing the world today?

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    'We were forced out by the government soldiers'

    We dialled more than 35,000 random phone numbers to paint an accurate picture of displacement across South Sudan.

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Interactive: Plundering Cambodia's forests

    Meet the man on a mission to take down Cambodia's timber tycoons and expose a rampant illegal cross-border trade.