Last week was a rough one on Wall Street, and not much better in other parts of the world. Stocks tumbled, and then rebounded. The Federal Reserve slashed a key interest rate. And a "rogue trader" was blamed for a $7 billion loss at a French bank. It can seem like all of that wheeling and dealing is happening very far away, and it’s difficult to figure out what the impact might be closer to home.
Tim McQuiston is Editor of Vermont Business Magazine. And Caryl Stewart is the president of "Opportunities Now" Credit Union in Burlington. They spoke with VPR’s Jane Lindholm about the effect of a weakening economy on Vermont and Vermonter’s stocks.