A court martial is underway for suspected shooter Nidal Hasan, on trial for opening fire at Fort Hood and killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. Hasan, representing himself, said in his opening statement, "the evidence will clearly show that I am the shooter." Margaret Warner talks to Molly Hennessy-Fiske of the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading
General Motors made a strong return to the stock market Thursday, marking a major turnaround after declaring bankruptcy and receiving a $50 billion bailout. Jeffrey Brown speaks with Michael Robinet of research group IHS Automotive and Micheline Maynard of Changing Gears, a public radio project focused on the Midwest’s future. Continue reading
According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, the U.S. recession ended in June 2009 and was the longest downturn since World War II. But President Obama and others made sure to acknowledge Americans’ ongoing economic struggles. Continue reading
As early as mid-2007, there was speculation that the bubble had begun to deflate, and by late 2008 it had burst outright, laying the groundwork for a rough 2009. Sales at Sotheby’s and Christie’s each declined around 50% from the year before, and collectors’ interest in contemporary art (including works by up-and-coming artists) waned.