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Kerry Turns Campaign Focus to Economy, Middle Class

In Atlantic City, N.J., Democrat John Kerry began a series of campaign speeches that will focus on the economic difficulties facing middle-income Americans. Kerry called the federal budget deficit "reckless" and accused the Bush administration of saddling future generations with debt to pay for tax cuts for the rich. President Bush, meanwhile, said his economic stimulus program was working. Hear NPR's Scott Horsley.

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Scott Horsley is NPR's Chief Economics Correspondent. He reports on ups and downs in the national economy as well as fault lines between booming and busting communities.