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  • February 16, 2012  

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told Judy Woodruff in an interview Thursday that the deal forged on Capitol Hill to extend a payroll tax cut and continue unemployment insurance benefits will create jobs and help the economy. Pelosi also discussed upcoming legislation in the House, campaign finance and the 2012 elections. Continue reading

  • February 13, 2012  

    Unveiling a $3.8 trillion budget blueprint on Monday, President Obama cast the plan as an essential tool to spur economic growth and noted that tough choices would put the country “on a more sustainable fiscal path.” Republicans called the plan a “campaign document.” Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    Columnists Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week’s top political news, including GOP hopeful Mitt Romney’s attempt to recover from his poverty gaffe, the latest unemployment report and anger among Catholics over the Obama administration requiring social service providers to include contraceptives in health coverage. Continue reading

  • February 3, 2012  

    New job numbers released Friday showed the U.S. job market surged in January as the unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level in three years. Jeffrey Brown, Macroeconomic Advisers’ Joel Prakken and Georgetown University’s Harry Holzer examine the numbers and assess what some good news means for the longer-term U.S. recovery. Continue reading

  • January 30, 2012  

    In their 17th meeting in two years, leaders of 27 member states of the European Union reconvened in hopes of taming an economic crisis that threatens to entangle the continent in another recession. Margaret Warner reports from Belgium’s capital on disagreement over austerity measures, both on the street and in the summit. Continue reading

  • January 26, 2012  

    As President Obama and GOP presidential candidates talk about reviving the U.S. manufacturing sector in hopes of creating jobs, how realistic is that goal in the face of continued outsourcing and machines filling jobs once held by humans? Ray Suarez speaks with three experts about the challenges and demand for skilled workers. Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012  

    As private equity firms gain more attention this election season, Judy Woodruff discusses whether private equity activity is more focused on short-term profits or the long-term health of companies with The Riverside Company’s Stewart Kohl and author Josh Kosman. Continue reading

  • January 6, 2012  

    A surge in December hiring pushed the nation’s unemployment rate to 8.5 percent, the lowest it’s been in three years. Jeffrey Brown discusses the meaning of the most recent jobs report with Mesirow Financial’s Diane Swonk and Mark Vitner of Wells Fargo. Continue reading

  • December 9, 2011  

    How do feelings about ideology and economic inequality affect a person’s happiness? As part of his reporting of Making Sen$e of financial news, economics correspondent Paul Solman explores the connection and asks some liberals at Occupy DC and conservatives at the American Enterprise Institute to grade their own happiness. Continue reading

  • December 2, 2011  

    The November unemployment report came out Friday, and it showed new job creation and a surprising drop in unemployment. However, the outlook remains bleak for many job seekers. Jeffrey Brown discusses the latest numbers with Diane Swonk of Mesirow Financial and Carl Van Horn of the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development. Continue reading