Nightly News | September 18, 2013
>>> the economic news today sent the stock market soaring but it wasn't necessarily good news for everybody in the rest of the country. the long and short h of it is this. the american economy is not doing well enough to be left alone. after first saying the recovery was gaining strength, the head of the federal reserve , ben bernanke today decided to keep going with economic stimulus to try to encourage job and economic growth . both the dow and s&p closed at record highs as a result. good news for anybody with a 401(k). mortgage rates are expected to drop but the fed believes the american economy still need s a continuing infusion of $85 billion a month. there are growing concern that is a potential government shut-down in washington will h do more damage.