Correspondent Spencer Michels reports from Silicon Valley on the response of business leaders and the high-tech community to President Obama’s drive for innovation and the debate over how much the federal government should be involved in funding incentives for entrepreneurs amid calls for federal austerity. Continue reading
What a relief: a SOTU address without the traditional partisan whack-a-mole standing ovations. “Date night’s” civility – or, if you prefer, lack of passion – had the virtue of keeping Democrats and Republicans mostly in their seats. (Sitting cheek by … Continue reading
A day after his State of the Union address focused on job creation and innovation, President Obama toured an energy technology firm to promote his economic message. Correspondent Kwame Holman recaps the day, then Gwen Ifill talks to public media reporters about how the president’s message and the GOP response were received. Continue reading
In a new book called ‘Imagination First,’ co-authors Eric Liu and Scott Noppe-Brandon argue that we — individuals and society — could badly use some imaginative thinking about the imagination.
Question: I’ve been watching the difficulties the government has had propping up the banks — the lack of control, the salaries, the fact that they’re trying to fix entities with a lot of toxicity on their balance sheets. The following … Continue reading
Nations with leaders who are keenly affected by their own decisions may weather crises better than those whose leaders are further removed, according to author Jared Diamond. Diamond discusses his new book “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed” with NewsHour Business correspondent Paul Solman. Continue reading
Student participants in the 2008 International Genetically Engineered Machine Competition crafted biological “machines,” or living organisms, using original combinations of DNA and other organic material to help tackle environmental and health problems. Tom Bearden reports. Continue reading