economic crisis

  • July 13, 2011  

    In hopes of calming the world’s jitters over its financial health, Italian Finance Minister Giulio Tremonti announced plans to strengthen a $57 billion austerity package on Wednesday. Ray Suarez discusses the country’s economic crisis with Il Sole 24 Ore’s Mario Calvo-Platero and Harvard University’s Kenneth Rogoff. Continue reading

  • June 16, 2011  

    Anxiety over the Greek debt crisis spooked markets in Europe and Asia again Thursday as investors worry about problems there spreading. Meanwhile, Greece’s prime minister held an emergency Socialist Party meeting but delayed a Cabinet reshuffle until Friday. Daisy McAndrew of Independent Television News reports form London. Continue reading

  • June 16, 2011  

    Demonstrators took to the streets in Greece and their government braced for a shake-up as that country grapples with a debt crisis with global repercussions. Also, Vice President Biden held meetings to work on a debt-ceiling deal. Judy Woodruff discusses the economic threats posed by Greece and U.S. debt with two experts. Continue reading

  • June 7, 2011  

    A new Washington Post/ABC News poll finds that 57 percent of those surveyed say an economic turnaround has not yet begun in the U.S. Gwen Ifill discusses what’s next for the economy — and the political implications — with USA Today’s Susan Page, Wells Fargo economist Mark Vitner and Tom Binnings of Summit Economics. Continue reading

  • June 3, 2011  

    The U.S. unemployment report for May showed a sharp slowdown in hiring and a small increase in the unemployment rate. Judy Woodruff discusses the new jobs numbers and what they mean for the struggling American economic recovery with Lisa Lynch of Brandeis University and Joel Naroff of Naroff Economic Advisors. Continue reading

  • June 2, 2011  

    More signs of a stalling economic recovery emerged Thursday. Jeffrey Brown discusses what’s working to spur growth in the fragile American economy — and what isn’t — with Heather Boushey of the Center for American Progress and Stephen Moore, founder of the Club for Growth and economics writer for The Wall Street Journal. Continue reading

  • May 24, 2011  

    Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne announced Tuesday that the company had repaid $7.9 billion in debt and interest to the U.S. and Canadian governments, less than two years after receiving a bailout. Jeffrey Brown discusses the comeback with Paul Eisenstein, publisher of and Changing Gears’ Micheline Maynard. Continue reading

  • May 23, 2011  

    President Obama kicked off his trip to Europe with an ecstatic welcome from a crowd in Dublin. The jubilant scene came amid troubled economic realities facing the Eurozone. Jeffrey Brown discusses Europe’s continued financial struggles with the Financial Times’ Gillian Tett and Harvard University’s Kenneth Rogoff. Continue reading

  • May 18, 2011  

    IMF leader Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s arrest has sent shockwaves throughout the financial and political worlds. Gwen Ifill discusses what to expect in the forthcoming legal proceedings — and the political fallout in France and at the IMF — with The Wall Street Journal’s Tamer El-Ghobashy and The New York Times’ Elaine Sciolino. Continue reading

  • May 17, 2011  

    The U.S. housing market showed more signs of weakness Tuesday with the fall of new home construction by more than 10 percent and new building permits by 4 percent. Judy Woodruff discusses the fallout from the disappointing new housing report with Inside Mortgage Finance’s Guy Cecala and The Washington Post’s Dina ElBoghdady. Continue reading

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