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  • November 11, 2010  

    Jeffrey Brown gets three perspectives on the bipartisan fiscal commission’s recommendations to cut spending and change tax policy to combat the federal deficit. Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010    

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • November 5, 2010    

    A flurry of questions today about the October job report from NewsHour’s Facebook and Twitter. In response, a flurry of answers. …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. Janet Vetter: The economy added 150,000 jobs but the unemployment rate remained the same? What is this telling … Continue reading

  • February 4, 2010    

    Economist Karl Case co-developed the S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Index, today the most widely watched source of housing market prices in the U.S. Here, in a PBS NewsHour online exclusive, is his summation of the housing crisis — in verse form. Continue reading

  • January 22, 2010  

    David Wessel of the Wall Street Journal explains how the Massachusetts election affected Fed Chief Ben Bernanke’s chances at a second term. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2010  

    Word trickled down that the federal government will impose tax hikes on major financial institutions. Judy Woodruff speaks with experts about what this could mean for the economy. Continue reading

  • December 3, 2009    

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke faced tough criticism Thursday from a Senate committee for the central bank’s failure to regulate risk-taking on Wall Street. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2009    

    Question: Chairman Bernanke mentioned in the News Hour forum back in July that the key trigger to Depression 1.0 was the failure of a large central European bank. With Austrian and other banks in deep distress (I believe Austrian banks … Continue reading

  • August 12, 2009   BY  

    The Federal Reserve announced Wednesday that it will keep short-term interest rates at a record low in order to further stabilize the U.S. economy. But it signaled confidence in the recovery, saying economic activity is “leveling out.” Continue reading

  • August 12, 2009   BY  

    Question: TARP was originally proposed to deal with “toxic assets” to unclog the books of financial institutions and prevent them from becoming insolvent. The toxic assets to date have not been bought up, so where are the toxic assets now? … Continue reading

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