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  • September 14, 2011  

    Democrats lost two House races Tuesday when Republicans won special elections in New York City and Nevada. Gwen Ifill discusses what the results — and some new polling — mean with New York One’s Errol Louis and NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian. Continue reading

  • September 13, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A woman from Argonne National Laboratory discusses science and technology careers with 350 Chicago-area high schoolers. Photo by Argonne National Laboratory via Flickr Creative Commons. Paul Solman answers questions from NewsHour viewers and web users on business and economic news … Continue reading

  • September 13, 2011  

    At Monday night’s CNN/Tea Party-sponsored event in Tampa, Fla., eight Republican presidential hopefuls were on stage, but the party’s new front-runner, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, was the one put to the test by many of his rivals. Kwame Holman recaps the debate. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2011  

    Flanked by workers in industries he says would be helped by his jobs plan, President Obama announced Monday that he was sending his American Jobs Act to Congress. Gwen Ifill discusses the plan’s scope and expected effectiveness with Dartmouth College’s Matthew Slaughter and the University of California, Berkeley’s Robert Reich. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2011  

    Bank of America, the nation’s largest lender, announced plans to shrink the company by 30,000 people over the next two years. Judy Woodruff discusses Banks of America’s troubles and the growing concerns over interconnected global financial problems with banking expert Bert Ely and Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist. Continue reading

  • September 9, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress Thursday to preview his jobs plan. A day after President Obama’s big jobs speech, we checked back in with a group of unemployed Chicago-area workers to get their reaction to his proposal. … Continue reading

  • September 9, 2011   BY Teresa Gorman  

    President Obama outlined his plan to stimulate job creation in a speech to Congress Thursday night. Before, during, and after the speech, we asked what you would include in a jobs plan on Twitter, Facebook and in person at a … Continue reading

  • September 9, 2011  

    President Obama headed to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor’s hometown of Richmond, Va., Friday in an effort to get Americans behind the $447 billion American Jobs Act proposal that he presented to Congress on Thursday. Ray Suarez reports. Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    When President Obama outlines his jobs plan Thursday evening before a joint session of Congress, many of America’s unemployed will be listening for specifics that will help them out of the unemployment line and into a job. We interviewed folks … Continue reading

  • September 8, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    A number of viewers were struck by our story last Friday on the question over current U.S. unemployment: is it more nearly structural or cyclical in nature? That is, are we simply in a down cycle, a recession from which … Continue reading