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  • September 12, 2011  

    In other news Monday, the Department of Education reported that the default rate on federal student loans jumped to 8.8 percent of borrowers in 2010, up from 7 percent in 2008. Also, GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney earned former rival Tim Pawlenty’s backing while Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal endorsed Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, state officials raised the count of homes destroyed by the Bastrop County wildfire to nearly 1,400. The fire is about 30 percent contained. Also, two NATO troops have been killed in a roadside bombing in southern Afghanistan. There is no word on their nationalities or the exact location of the attack. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011  

    President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress on Thursday evening to outline his plan for job creation and reviving a stumbling economy. Below is the text of his remarks, as released by the White House. This page was updated on Sept. 10. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011  

    On the last day of his bus tour through the Midwest, President Obama’s aides said he will outline a national jobs plan after Labor Day. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state of the economy in Midwestern states with Iowa State University’s David Swenson, Dee DePass of Minneapolis’ Star Tribune and Micheline Maynard of Changing Gears. Continue reading

  • August 17, 2011  

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination just days ago, but he is already making waves by touting his state’s job growth and low taxes as a model for the nation. Judy Woodruff discusses the background and style of the newest official GOP hopeful with Paul Burka of Texas Monthly. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011    

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011    

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday called for a single council to govern economic policy for the eurozone, as the struggle for economic recovery dominated political developments on both sides of the Atlantic. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011  

    A new report out Tuesday showed overall growth in 17 eurozone countries increased just two-tenths of a percent in the second quarter. Judy Woodruff discusses what Europe’s crisis means for the world with George Washington University’s Scheherazade Rehman and the Center for Strategic and International Studies’ Heather Conley. Continue reading

  • August 10, 2011    

    Financial professionals work the phones on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Sorry I didn’t post Tuesday, amidst all the turmoil. I was giving a speech at Chautauqua, monitoring … Continue reading