Washington Business Report Aug. 19, 2012

Rebecca Cooper interviews Congressman Paul Ryan, who just completed his first week as Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president on the Republican ticket. Rep. Ryan discusses the looming automatic cuts to the federal budget, how he feels about his week in the spotlight, and keeping up with his workout regime while he’s on the road.

ABC7’s Kris Van Cleave discusses the Ryan selection and its impact on the national economic debate with Kate Andersen Brower, Bloomberg’s White House reporter and Josh Boak, economics reporter for The Fiscal Times.

Van Cleave, Andersen Brower and Boak reflect on the week’s economic news and differing budget plans offered by the two presidential tickets.