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Now that President Obama has completed his two terms in office, you're a reporter assigned to write an objective news story analyzing how well or poorly he did in improving the economy after the great recession of 2007-2009. You'll examine such factors as the unemployment rate, the performance of the stock market and consumer spending.

Below are a variety of possible sources of information for your story. Do some research on these sources, critically analyzing each for their levels of expertise, possible biases, and so on. Then outline the strengths and weaknesses of each source, stating whether you would use that source in your story. Write about a paragraph for each source.

You may find this webpage on evaluating sources helpful:

http://www.poynter.org/2002/a-guide-for-evaluating-sources/1752/

Here are your possible sources:

Martha Starr, Associate Professor of Economics, American University: http://www.american.edu/cas/faculty/mstarr.cfm

Salim Furth, economics writer, The Heritage Foundation:
http://blog.heritage.org/author/sfurth/

Nicholas Eberstadt, scholar in political economy, American Enterprise Institute:
https://www.aei.org/scholar/nicholas-eberstadt/

Columnist Bob Beauprez:
http://finance.townhall.com/columnists/bobbeauprez/

Columnist Paul Krugman:
Bio: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Krugman

Columns:
http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/paulkrugman/

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: http://www.bls.gov/

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: http://www.bea.gov/