Archives: Economics

Dunking Dollars in Cleveland


Cleveland, Ohio, was once a major port city on Lake Erie. Steel mills, car plants and countless manufacturers once clogged the mouth of the Cuyahoga…read more

Small Businesses Struggle to Get Loans


As banks recover from the global financial meltdown of 2008, they have become more cautious: keeping more of their cash in the vault and raising…read more

Take Two on the Recession


Four years ago NewsHour economics correspondent Paul Solman sat down with two economists–Nouriel Roubini and Nassim Taleb–to discuss the state of the economy. The two…read more

Kenyan Slum-Dwellers Find New Hope With Microfinancing


On the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya, millions of people live in tightly packed, unsanitary slums with little hope of finding better and safer housing. But,…read more

Louisiana Residents Wary of Drilling Moratorium


After the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded and began spewing oil into the Gulf of Mexico, President Obama announced that all new U.S. offshore oil…read more

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