Paul Ryan's Economic Policies: Political Capital

Aug. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist talks with Bloomberg's Al Hunt about Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan's economic and tax policies and his role if Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is elected. Bloomberg's Margaret Talev and Lisa Lerer discuss the political campaigns of President Barack Obama and Romney. Bloomberg's Gwen Ackerman talks about the likelihood of an Israeli military strike on Iran's nuclear facilities. Bloomberg View columnist Ramesh Ponnuru and commentator Margaret Carlson discuss the debate over Medicare and vice president Joe Biden's remarks that Republican policies would put middle-income Americans "back in chains." (Source: Bloomberg)

Europe Stocks Close Slightly Higher in Mixed Trading
41:20 - European stocks rose for a second day as the Stoxx 600 finished up by 0.2 percent. Bloomberg's Mark Barton breaks down the day's trading on "Bloomberg Markets." (Source: Bloomberg)
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