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  • 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

  • August 10, 2011  

    What went up Tuesday came down Wednesday as U.S. stocks tumbled again amid fears of a global recession. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • August 8, 2011  

    After Standard & Poor’s downgraded a key American credit rating on Friday, President Obama tried to reassure investors Monday that the United States continues to have a AAA-rated economy, but stocks on Wall Street and around the world plummeted. Judy Woodruff reports. Continue reading

  • August 3, 2011    

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange during afternoon trading on August 3, 2011 in New York City. The Dow closed 29 points up after a late afternoon rally, recovering from an eight day slump. Photo … Continue reading