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  • April 26, 2011  

    In other news Tuesday, security forces in Southern Afghanistan recaptured at least 71 inmates who fled from Kandahar’s main prison Sunday night. More than 480 prisoners escaped after Taliban militants tunneled into the jail. Also, Thai and Cambodian forces clashed over disputed territory containing the ruins of ancient temples. Continue reading

  • April 14, 2011  

    In other news Thursday, Japanese police in protective suits hunted for the bodies of up to 1,000 earthquake and tsunami victims that might be near a disabled nuclear plant. Radiation levels have fallen enough to let teams get within six miles of the site. Meanwhile, more Americans applied for unemployment benefits last week. Continue reading

  • April 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Paul Menzel Question: I understand that it is more profitable for high-tech companies to … Continue reading

  • April 4, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Name: Paul Menzel Question: I understand that it is more profitable for hi-tech companies to have their devices manufactured overseas (primarily Asia) than to manufacture them domestically. Could these companies manufacture their products in the U.S. and still make a … Continue reading

  • November 12, 2010   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    A bit more about the interplay between China’s holding of currency and U.S. debt. First, a simple graphical explainer as to how the Chinese government gets so many dollars in the first place, using Ford Motor Company and China Steel … Continue reading

  • November 12, 2010   BY Elizabeth Shell  

    Editor’s Note: A bit more about the interplay between Chinese currency and U.S. debt. First, a simple graphical explainer as to how the Chinese government gets so many dollars in the first place, using Ford Motor Company and China Steel … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2010  

    Once a hub of innovation, Detroit’s now stands as the symbol of an industry’s struggle for progress. As much of the world looks to faster, cleaner and more modern transportation, the Blueprint America series on infrastructure examines the future of the Motor City and transportation in America. Continue reading

  • January 12, 2010  

    In Detroit, automakers hope to lure customers back into showrooms with new models and better financing options. Are consumers ready? Continue reading

  • January 12, 2010  

    Gwen Ifill looks at how Detroit’s “Big Three” carmakers plan to expand into markets such as China. Continue reading

  • January 5, 2010  

    In other news Tuesday, the U.S. reopened its embassy in Yemen after security concerns forced a two-day closure, and “rising threats and attacks” pushed the United Nations World Food Program to suspend aid to approximately 1 million people in southern Somalia. Continue reading

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