Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and site visitors on business and economic news most days on his Making Sen$e page. Here’s Monday’s query: Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the economic driver of … Continue reading
Name: Michael Cassady Question: Paul, If the U.S. consumer market is the economic driver of the U.S. economy, and that of China too, with middle-class incomes stagnant, and consumer debt more controlled following the housing market bubble, how many jobs … Continue reading
Betty Ann Bowser begins a new series on health reform’s effects with a report from Massachusetts, where a major health care reform law passed four years ago and served as a model for the federal law. Continue reading
Judy Woodruff talks to Sen.-elect Mike Lee of Utah about how Republican congressional leaders will implement ideas from candidates who ran on a Tea Party platform of smaller government and reduced spending. Continue reading
Columnist Mark Shields and David Brooks analyze this week’s top news with Jim Lehrer, including whether outgoing Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s decision to run for minority leader makes her a political liability for the Democrats, what John Boehner’s agenda will be and where President Obama’s re-election hope stand. Continue reading
Seeing the White House illuminated in pink recently sparked a conversation in the newsroom about how the color seems ubiquitous around the world during this year’s breast cancer awareness campaign. These photos illustrate the point.
Republican leaders unveiled their 2010 campaign platform Thursday, promising that if they win control of the House of Representatives to repeal the 6-month-old health reform law and undo other policies enacted by Democrats. Kwame Holman reports. Continue reading
Health correspondent Betty Ann Bowser looks at the impact of the health reform bill President Obama signed into law six months ago, what changes are set to take effect this week and how some Americans are already using the law’s provisions to improve their health care. Continue reading