Although much attention will be given to President Barack Obama’s familial connection to Kenya, the president’s fourth trip to Africa is actually geared toward something else. Continue reading
Government support for research and development is responsible for much of the innovation that drives GDP, argues Mariana Mazzucato. Photo courtesy of Stephen Yang/Bloomberg via Getty Images. As the deadline for raising the government debt limit fast approaches, and wrangling … Continue reading
In the classical performing arts, more and more artists — ever more highly skilled — compete for fewer and fewer jobs, ever more poorly paid. Economics correspondent Paul Solman reports on how artists are learning to fine-tune their entrepreneurial skills in order to help them design their own careers in an unsure economy. Continue reading
Thirty-five years after the United States military pulled out of Vietnam, some Vietnamese-American entrepreneurs are returning to their homeland. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports on the growing business opportunities in the Vietnamese economy. Continue reading
Mohammad Yunus and the Grameen Bank won the Nobel Peace Prize earlier this year for their work in microfinance. The NewsHour’s economics correspondent Paul Solman speaks with Yunus about how micro-entrepreneurs improve the overall health of economies.