• October 3, 2011  

    For years, American lawmakers have targeted China’s currency, saying it has been deliberately undervalued to give Chinese companies price advantages in international trade. Kwame Holman reports on a Senate bill under consideration that would allow countervailing duties on Chinese good for currency manipulation. Continue reading

  • August 30, 2011  

    The troubled U.S. housing market got some good news Tuesday with word that prices in four major cities are on the rise, but a full recovery still appears to be a long way off. Jeffrey Brown discusses why home sales remain “tepid” with Harvard Business School’s Nicolas Retsinas and Inside Mortgage Finance’s Guy Cecala. Continue reading

  • August 11, 2011    

    Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday. Photo by Jin Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images Editor’s Note: Given the rollercoaster behavior of the stock market over the past few weeks, we checked in with historian … Continue reading

  • August 10, 2011    

    Financial professionals work the phones on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange in New York City. Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images. Sorry I didn’t post Tuesday, amidst all the turmoil. I was giving a speech at Chautauqua, monitoring … Continue reading

  • August 4, 2011    

    A trader bows his head on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange after the closing bell Thursday; photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images. Just back from lunch, at which Brandeis classicists Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow and Cheryl Walker schooled me … Continue reading

  • August 1, 2011    

    Editor’s Note: On Monday’s NewsHour Paul Solman reports from the trading floor of Natixis CIB Americas to see how the stock market was reacting to news of the debt ceiling deal. Turns out the market is reacting positively. And as … Continue reading

  • February 8, 2011  

    Wall Street investors and some in Congress recently have raised concerns about the risk of cash-strapped municipalities defaulting on bonds they issued. Judy Woodruff talks to the National League of Cities’ Chris Hoene and Richard Larkin of Herbert J. Sims and Company, an investment banking firm, about the risks of default. Continue reading

  • January 20, 2011   BY  

    A street market in Seoul, South Korea provides products old and new — from bottled ginseng and roasted beetle larvae to glittery key chains and energy drinks. Continue reading

  • December 30, 2010  

    The slow process of economic recovery is far from over for the U.S., but there were glimmers of good news in 2010’s closing days as jobless benefit claims hit their lowest level in 30 months and the stock market gained ground. Jeffrey Brown gets details on where the economy stands from Bloomberg Businessweek ‘s Roben Farzad. Continue reading

  • December 15, 2010  

    President Obama invited top business executives to a White House meeting to elicit ideas for job growth and increase hiring. Gwen Ifill gets insight into the meeting with two of the executives in attendance. Continue reading

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