We’re going to start tonight’s show with a look at today’s incredibly strong retail report and its meaning for the stock market and economy.
* Joe Lavorgna, Deutsche Bank Chief U.S. Economist
* Michael Darda, MKM Partners Chief Economist
* J.J. Burns, President of JJ Burns & Company
* Quentin Hardy, Forbes Magazine Silicon Valley Bureau Chief
An interview with Republican Sen. Gordon Smith of Oregon a former supporter of the Iraq war who is now against it. (See “Republican War Critics Find Cover” in today’s WSJ)
We’ll continue the Iraq debate with two former generals:
*Gen. Barry McCaffrey, NBC News Military Analyst
*Gen. Wayne Downing, NBC News Military Analyst-
Also, FedEX CEO Fred Smith will join us to discuss energy and the transport sector.